Blood on short track, Korean skater cuts Chinese skater with blade
Sports.cn Shanghai December 12, Unexpected event happened on the last day of ISU Short Track World Cup 2010 season Shanghai stop. In the men’s 500 meters B final, Chinese skating star Han Jialiang;s stomach and arms were scrapped by South Korea’s Jin Bingjun two skates, he is being carried out of track on an emergency stretcher.
Into the last day of Shanghai Short Track Speed Skating World Cup, in the men’s 500m B final, Han Jialiang, Charles Hamelin of Canada, and the Korean skaters Lee Ho-Suk and Kim Seong-II compete for a seat in the finals.
After the starting gun, the Canadian player took the lead, followed by closely Han Jialiang. At about halfway, Han surpassed the Canadian player by the inner lane and took the lead. Before entering the last lap, Lee forced his way through the outer ring, Han came in second.
The last lap, the players sprints for the win. Lee firmly occupies the first; Kim tried several times to pass Han, but was unsuccessful. Around the final corner, Kim made another attempt to pass; Han was also struggling for the position, after physical contact, the two players fell together unto the baffle at the corner.
Emergency treatments were given, the reporter found that Han Jialing’s sportswear around the stomach area as well as his right arm are stained by blood, and some blood had gotten onto the medics who worked on him.
After being quickly bandaged, Han was carried out on a stretcher. Applauses were heard from the spectators, who were calling Han’s name and cheering him on.
After conformation by on site doctor Chen Jun, Han Jialiang is injured in abdominal, arm and wrist areas. Although the victim had lost a lot of blood, according to Doctor Chen’s judgments, "the problem should not be detrimental. Even if tearing of wrist tendon had occurred, it will not jeopardize his professional career." Currently, Han Jialiang has been rushed to Songjiang First People’s Hospital.
According to Chen Jun, Han Jialiang’s injuries received the attention of other nations’ coaches; also staff members from Canada and other countries have asked him about the latest situation of the Chinese player.
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