The International Skating Federation rejected appeals by South Korea and Hungary

2022-04-27 0 By

China’s Ren Ziwei won the gold medal in the men’s 1,000m short-track speed skating final at the Beijing Winter Olympic Games on Feb 7 evening, while Li Wenlong finished second and took the silver.South Korea’s Hwang Dae-heon was penalized in the semifinal in group 1, and Hungary’s Liu Shao-lin was also disqualified for a yellow card.According to a statement posted on the official website of the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation on Tuesday, the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation rejected the appeal of the South Korean team and the Hungarian team against liu shaolin’s penalty.A statement on the OFFICIAL website of the International Skating Federation (ISU) on Tuesday said that the head judge of short track speed skating received two appeals during the Beijing 2022 Short track event on Feb 7.The statement said the South Korean team lodged a complaint against Hwang dae-heon for his penalty in the 1,000m semi-final.As announced on the video screen at the arena, the skater (Hwang dae-heon) was penalized for “overstepping violation resulting in contact”;Hungary appealed against Liu Shaolin for receiving A yellow card in the group A 1,000m final.As announced on the arena’s video screen, the skater (Liu Shaolin) received a yellow card for two penalties in the same game.The first was for “inside-out lane change contact in the straight” and the second for “arm blocking at the finish line”.The statement said the referee confirmed that the appeal had been rejected in accordance with article 123, paragraphs 4 and 5 of the GENERAL Rules of the INTERNATIONAL Skating Federation.’In fact, in accordance with the principles applicable to the field, no appeal is allowed against disqualification or non-disqualification decisions of (referee) officials for breach of any competition rules,’ the statement added.The statement added that the referee had reviewed the incident with the video referee and stood by his decision.