Short track : All The Best Free Flash Games Relating To Short Track
Short track is one form of speed-skating and, as implied by its name, it is practiced on a shortest distance.
It has long been remained in the shadow of other ice-based disciplines, but is now renowned, especially for its spectacular races.
Needless to say, but the athletes are propelled at full speed!
Like speed-skating, it originated in Northern Countries in the XVIIth century.
There are 8 events in short-track competitions: 500m, 1000m, and 1500m for men and women; 5000m relay for men; and 3000m relay for women.
The winner of a short-track race is the one who manages to cover the track\'s distance at the shortest possible time.
For a skater, a 500 meters track is the equivalent of a 500 meters sprint!.
In curves, the body can be lean forward at a 30 degrees angle.
The skaters can however touch the track with his hand to counterbalance the centrifugal force.
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Skaters wear special skin-tight suits, molding their bodies to avoid wind resistance
Nowadays, short-track goes even faster: 500 meters is covered in about 42 seconds!
Skaters moves at more than 40km/h!
To handle a curve, a skater puts its left hand on the ice. The right arm is tended backwards to apportion the weight on the body.
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