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Old 03-21-2019, 06:37 PM
 
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Intentional or accident, doesn't matter. People love drama in all things life, and expect certain rabid fan bases to make a mountain out of a mole hill to villainize Bell.

Been a while since the last infamous figure skating dust-up.

https://thecomeback.com/olympics/fig...pionships.html

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Figure skating can be one of the most beautiful sports at times, but it can also be one of the ugliest. Itís been 25 years since the attack on Nancy Kerrigan and depending on who you believe, this situation could be pretty bad or an unfortunate accident.

During warm-ups of the womenís short program at the ISU World Figure Skating Championships, 22-year-old American Mariah Bell allegedly kicked 16-year-old South Korean Lim Eun-Soo while on the ice, cutting Limís calf.
Hard to tell from a video that looks like it was filmed with a potato.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_re1kAagKQ
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:14 PM
 
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Looks to me like the other skater (the injured one) ran into her on purpose... maybe to trip her up?
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:20 PM
 
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Could've been worse.

Could've been the Iron Lotus routine...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1weVp4S8IFc
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Old 03-21-2019, 08:21 PM
 
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From the video provided, I couldn't see what was happening. "Full screen" was unavailable, and the skating looks like ants across my screen.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:05 AM
 
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Apparently Bell's music was playing, which during warm ups means that she had the 'right-of-way'.
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Old 03-23-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Watervliet, NY
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Apparently Bell's music was playing, which during warm ups means that she had the 'right-of-way'.
They don't play program music during the on-ice warm up before the competition starts.

OTOH, if it is an official practice session, where the program run-throughs are done in the competition skate order, the skater whose music is playing has full right to the ice and everyone else is supposed to stay out of the way. By the time a skater is competing at an ISU Senior International event like the World Championship, they are expected to know on-ice etiquette.
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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They don't play program music during the on-ice warm up before the competition starts.

OTOH, if it is an official practice session, where the program run-throughs are done in the competition skate order, the skater whose music is playing has full right to the ice and everyone else is supposed to stay out of the way. By the time a skater is competing at an ISU Senior International event like the World Championship, they are expected to know on-ice etiquette.
I don't know what to tell you. Just relaying what was reported in the news. Her music was playing. She was going through her program. Other skaters were on the ice, but she had right-of-way. Whether it was "warm up" or "official practice session" doesn't really seem important. Either way, other skaters shouldn't have gotten in her way.
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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I don't know what to tell you. Just relaying what was reported in the news. Her music was playing. She was going through her program. Other skaters were on the ice, but she had right-of-way. Whether it was "warm up" or "official practice session" doesn't really seem important. Either way, other skaters shouldn't have gotten in her way.
If her music was playing then it was a practice session, not a warm up. I have an extensive collection of televised skating competitions, including every Olympics going back to 1994 and World's and US National's from 1995 to 2008, I know how these events are run. The skater whose music is playing ALWAYS has control of the ice, the other skaters must stay out of the way.

The only news stories I'll read about anything re: skating are written by writers that I know have extensive experience covering skating, like Phil Hersch or Christine Brennan.
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Old 03-23-2019, 09:17 PM
 
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Watch it from this perspective and ask yourself honestly whether it was deliberate or not.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nobITXOB6M

If not deliberate, it would've been unexpected, and I think Bell would've reacted accordingly. She doesn't react at all. And to provide some context, according to Eun-soo's management agency, this apparently followed 'months of bullying' from Bell.

I can't speak to the on-ice etiquette, or who had the "official right of way", but it's clear that Eun-soo was on the outermost perimeter of the ice. Maybe Bell had the right of way over the entire rink and is free to kick wherever she wants; I don't know. I will say this though: If I accidentally slashed someone, a competitor of mine or not, I would approach them as soon as I could and let them know that it wasn't done on purpose.
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Old 03-24-2019, 04:12 AM
 
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Watch it from this perspective and ask yourself honestly whether it was deliberate or not.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nobITXOB6M

If not deliberate, it would've been unexpected, and I think Bell would've reacted accordingly. She doesn't react at all. And to provide some context, according to Eun-soo's management agency, this apparently followed 'months of bullying' from Bell.

I can't speak to the on-ice etiquette, or who had the "official right of way", but it's clear that Eun-soo was on the outermost perimeter of the ice. Maybe Bell had the right of way over the entire rink and is free to kick wherever she wants; I don't know. I will say this though: If I accidentally slashed someone, a competitor of mine or not, I would approach them as soon as I could and let them know that it wasn't done on purpose.
She must be a graduate of the Tonya Harding School of Ice Skating.
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