Team Netherlands leads the pack ahead of Italy, China and the United States in the Women's 3000m Relay semi final during the ISU World Cup Short Track 2021, Dordrecht, Netherlands. ©International Skating Union
The Short Track competition at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games continues on February 13 with the Men’s 500m and the Women’s 3000m Relay at the Beijing Capital Indoor Stadium.
A packed field in the Men’s 500m
The Men’s 500m features a deep field packed with strong contenders that have a chance to race on to the podium. There is Ziwei Ren (CHN), who won gold in the 1000m and with the Mixed Relay and who is after his third gold on home ice. His teammate Dajing Wu holds the world record and hopes to win an individual medal after coming fourth in the 1000m.
Dajing Wu and Ziwei Ren of Team China and Shaolin Sandor Liu of Team Hungary compete during the Men's 1000m Final A Short Track Speed Skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. © Getty Images
Korea’s Daeheon Hwang would like to add another medal to his gold in the 1500m. Shaoang Liu of Hungary is the reigning ISU World Short Track Champion over this distance and claimed bronze in the 1000m while his brother Shaolin Sandor Liu leads the ISU World Cup ranking and wants to make up for his disappointment in the 1000m when he crossed the finish line first but received a yellow card due to two penalties in the race. 1500m silver medalist Steven Dubois (CAN) is back in action as well.
Netherlands around Schulting favored for 3000m Relay gold
The Netherlands, around anchorwoman and two-time Beijing medalist Suzanne Schulting, are aiming for gold in the Women’s 3000m Relay. The Dutch won in PyeongChang four years ago and hold the world record, established at the Capital Indoor Stadium last October.
Suzanne Schulting of Team Netherlands skates on the way to setting a new World Record time of 1:26.514 ahead of Xandra Velzeboer (NED) during the Women's 1000m Quarterfinals of the Women's 1000m Short Track Speed Skating event at the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Beijing, China. © Getty Images
The Netherlands are facing the teams from Korea, China and Canada in the Final. The USA, Poland, Italy and ROC compete in the B-Final.