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Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin qualify for PyeongChang on next-to-last day of 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 19, 2017 – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both qualified for the provisional short track team that will compete at the 2018 Olympic Games, Saturday at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, on the fourth and next-to-last day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections.

Samuel Girard, from Ferland-et-Boilleau, QC, and Kim Boutin, from Sherbrooke, QC, both officially earned their spot on the Canadian team by winning the first of two events scheduled on Saturday, the 1000m.

Valérie Maltais withdraws from 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 19, 2017 – Following a fall during the semifinal round of the second 500m of the competition held last Wednesday, Valérie Maltais, from Saguenay, QC, had to withdraw from the 2018 Short Track Team Selections held until Sunday, August 20 at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal.

Maltais has been sidelined after experiencing moderate symptoms due to a concussion. She will miss the rest of the races scheduled at the competition.

Sunday, August 20: come and meet the first Short Track Olympians to qualify for PyeongChang and those who preceded them

The 2018 Short Track Team Selections will conclude on Sunday at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena

Montreal, August 17, 2017 – The first Canadian short track speed skaters who will represent the country at the 2018 Olympic Games will be announced following the last day of racing at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections, on Sunday, August 20 starting at 10:50 a.m. at Montreal's Maurice-Richard Arena.
 

Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin get closer to a spot at PyeongChang Games with wins in the 500m at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 16, 2017 – Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin both increased their chances of being the first male skater and the first female skater to be chosen by Speed Skating Canada to be part of the provisional short track team at the 2018 Olympic Games, Wednesday night at Maurice-Richard Arena, as they respectively won the men's and women's second 500m event of the competition held on the third day of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections.

Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais earn their first win at the 2018 Short Track Team Selections

Montreal, August 13, 2017 – Charles Hamelin and Valérie Maltais both came up with their first win of the 2018 Short Track Team Selections, Sunday, as they both came out on top in the second 1500m event of the competition, while Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin comforted their lead in the men's and women's standings, by notably winning the first 1000m of the Selections.