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short track click to hear : short track

Four to six skaters who race against one another; the skater who finishes with the fastest time wins the race.
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See short track in : french | spanish
start judge protective mat coaches finish judges marker track chief referee

start judge click to hear : start judge

Official who gives the start signal and indicates false starts; a competitor is disqualified for making two consecutive false starts.

protective mat click to hear : protective mat

Padding that covers the boards to cushion the impact when a skater falls.

coaches click to hear : coaches

Individuals who train the skaters; they devise strategy and give instructions to the skaters throughout the race.

finish judges click to hear : finish judges

Officials who determine the order in which the skaters finish.

marker click to hear : marker

Each of the markers bordering the track; it is made of rubber or plastic and is not affixed to the ice to avoid damaging it.

track click to hear : track

Oval 111.12 m long on a standard rink; unlike the long track, there are no reserved lanes.

chief referee click to hear : chief referee

Official who is responsible for applying the rules; in particular, the chief referee is authorized to disqualify a competitor who commits a fault.