In accordance with the rules of the International skating Union, the teams in Short Track mixed relay are made up of the representatives of different participating countries due to the personal rating of each athlete.
The national team of a country with prize winners, got a team medal (gold: Russia, Italy, Korea; silver: Italy, bronze: China) according to the results of the relay. In this case the medals are awarded to all the team members.
The smooth curves of the Iceberg Winter Sport Palace’s beautiful glass façade are designed to evoke associations with a figure skater’s trajectory when landing a triple toe loop.
Short Track is a kind of speed skating consisting of overcoming the distance as quickly as possible within the ice hockey rink (circle of the rink is 111.12 m), usually by four or six athletes.
Short track speed skating is a kind of ice-skating and it appeared not so long ago—at the beginning of the last century. In 1967, the International Skating Union (ISU) has taken this sport under its aegis. At the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, short track was an exhibition sport. Finally, short track was admitted to the Olympic family only in 1992, and since then the short-track competitions are an integral part of the competition.
Skaters perform in special suits made of elastic fabric that do not hinder movements, knee pads and shields to reduce the risk of injury from the fall. The head is protected by a helmet. To protect the neck a special device called a collar among athletes is used, which protects from the cervical vertebrae injury.
Throughout the 3rd Winter Military World Games, the competitions in the following short track disciplines will be held: