speed skating


Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on skates

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Other Words from speed skating

speed skater noun

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Renee Hildebrand, the coach of the U.S. inline speed skating team said about the huge dining hall that was about the size of one and a half soccer fields. Washington Post, "Peruvian cuisine: the beloved star at Lima’s Pan Am Games," 16 Aug. 2019 His older sister, Hitomi, is also competing in speed skating at the Olympics. Dan Gartland, SI.com, "Japanese Speed Skater Kei Saito Is First 2018 Olympian Banned for Doping," 12 Feb. 2018 Speed skating Get ready for the men’s 5,000-meters at 7:30 a.m.. South Korea just loves its speed skating. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, "Winter Olympics 2018: What to watch on Day 3," 10 Feb. 2018 To Root For Maame Biney, speed skating As noted above, Biney will be making her Olympic debut in the women's 500 meter heats. Jon Tayler, SI.com, "Daily Olympic Digest: Opening Ceremony, First Medal Events Take Center Stage in PyeongChang," 9 Feb. 2018 Many sports, like hockey and curling, have yet to dispense any medals at all, while others, such as speed skating, have a series of separate events that allow for country medals throughout on in the 19-day tournament. Kathryn Lundstrom, SI.com, "PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: Everyone Still Playing Catch-Up to Norway," 18 Feb. 2018 Jackson placed third in the 500-meter race to land her coveted spot on the national team and her news comes just week after 17-year-old Maame Biney made history as the first Black woman to qualify for any Olympic speed skating team. Essence.com, "Erin Jackson Picked Up Long-Track Speed Skating 4 Months Ago & Now She's Headed To The Olympics," 8 Jan. 2018 Of the 100 United States' 100 gold medals, long track speed skating has resulted in the most with 29 golds. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "PyeongChang Olympics Medal Count: USA Wins 100th Gold Medal in History After Day 5," 14 Feb. 2018 Highlights of Saturday’s action at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea include speed skating, women’s skeleton and men’s ski jumping in prime time on NBC. Rob Tornoe, Philly.com, "Winter Olympics 2018 TV schedule: Saturday, February 17, 2018," 16 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of speed skating

1885, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of speed skating

: the sport of racing on ice skates

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