Teams to Reform for 2017

In the team sprint the top three countries in World Juniors Speed skating Championships 2016, in men were Russia, China and Belarus. The whole Russian team will no longer be juniors the next season, whereas the skaters in the Chinese team will continue in junior level next season. The Belarussian team needs to change at least one team member, as he moves up to senior level for the upcoming season.

CHANGCHUN, CHINA - MARCH 13: Team of Netherlands competes in the Ladies Team Pursuit on day three of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 at the Jilin Speed Skating OVAL on March 12, 2016 in Changchun, China. (Photo by Xiaolu Chu - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

CHANGCHUN, CHINA – MARCH 13: Team of Netherlands competes in the Ladies Team Pursuit on day three of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 (Photo by Xiaolu Chu – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

In ladies the top three countries were Russia, Japan and Poland. None of the teams can continue as such next season, because at least one of the team members will skate in senior level. Russia and Poland need to change at least one team member and Japan needs to change at least two team members.

CHANGCHUN, CHINA - MARCH 13: Team of Korea competes in the Men Team Pursuit on day three of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 at the Jilin Speed Skating OVAL on March 12, 2016 in Changchun, China. (Photo by Xiaolu Chu - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

CHANGCHUN, CHINA – MARCH 13: Team of Korea competes in the Men Team Pursuit on day three of the ISU Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016 (Photo by Xiaolu Chu – ISU/ISU via Getty Images)

 

 

 

 

 

In the team pursuit, the top three countries in men were Korea, Canada and China. All of the Korean team members continue in the junior level next season; whereas two of the Canadian team members and one of the Chinese team members will no longer be juniors.

In the ladies the top countries were the Netherlands, Korea and Japan. The Netherlands will have a totally new team, since all of its former members will no longer be juniors next season. Korea needs to change at least one team member and Japan needs to change at least two team members.

Results

World Junior Speed Skating Championships

Changchun, China

11th-13th March 2016

Men, Teamsprint

1 Russia 1:23.09

2 China 1:24.84

3 Belarus 1:25.00

Ladies, Teamsprint

1 Russia 1:31.00

2 Japan 1:31.45

3 Poland 1:33.08

Men, Team pursuit, 8 rounds

1 Korea 3:54.47

2 Canada 3:58.29

3 China 3:59.11

Ladies, Team pursuit, 6 rounds

1 The Netherlands 3:10.83

2 Korea 3:12.38

3 Japan 3:13.29

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