More Podium Results for Canada at World Cup #2 Relay Gold for men & bronze for women

More Podium Results for Canada at World Cup #2
Relay Gold for men and bronze for women

Montreal, October 6, 2013 – Both the men and women’s relay teams finished on a high note at the second stage of the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track series. Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin and Olivier Jean took gold, while Jessica Gregg, Valérie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais and Jessica Hewitt won bronze.

1000 m
On the individual side, Olivier Jean, of Lachenaie (Qc), had the best day finishing 4th just off the Podium in the 1000 m event. Teammate Charles Hamelin took 6th place while Charle Cournoyer finished 14th.

The Korean team swept the podium in the women’s 1000 m race. Valérie Maltais finished 6th, Jessica Hewitt 14th and Jessica Gregg 33rd.

Athletes on the Canadian team will now be returning home to resume training for the next two events of theSamsung ISU World Cup Short Track series in November. The next two World Cups are critical as they are Olympic qualifiers (World Cup #3 in Turin, Italy, November 7 to 10, and World Cup #4 in Kolomna in Russia, November 14 to 18).

Final, 1000 m men
1. Dajing Wu, China 1:27.662
2. Victor An, Russia 1:27.683
3. Se Yeong Park, Korea 1:27.773
4. Olivier Jean, Lachenaie (Qc) 1:28.186

Final, 1000 m women
1. Suk Hee Shim, Korea, 1:30.546
2. Seung-Hi Park, Korea, 1:30.653
3. Alang Kim, Korea 1:30.748
4. Jorien Ter Mors, Netherlands, 1:32.347

6. Valérie Maltais, La Baie (Qc) ---

Relay men
1. Canada, 6:54.582
2. United States, 6:55.200
3. Great Britain, 6:55.720
4. Russia, 7:01.109

Relay women
1. Korea, 4:11.764
2. China, 4:12.294
3. Canada, 4:13.341
4. Italy, 4:13.425

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