Taiwanese female speed skater Huang Yu-ting falls during the last lap in Pyeongchang Olympics
By: Mabel Neo, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI(Taiwan News)- Taiwanese female speed skater Huang Yu-ting fell at the last lap
in the Women’s 1,500 meter speed skating finals at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games yesterday (Feb 12).
Huang took the lead after the 400 meter mark in her second lap. However, her competitor Gabriele Hirschbichler from Germany took the lead in the final lap and was ahead of the race after the third lap. Huang tried to speed up but she lost her balance at the last turn and skidded off the track and hit the guardrail. She immediately got up and tried to skate toward the finish line. She completed her race in 2 minutes 18.84 seconds.
This is Huang‘s debut in the Winter Olympics. She qualified for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Dec. 3 last year after the ISU Speed Skating World Cup qualifying match held in Canada [FULL STORY]