Waddell, Gabrielle

Person type: 
National Team
Track type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, September 20, 1988
Hometown: 
Red Deer, Alta.
Coach: 
Jonathon Cavar
Training centre: 
The Olympic Oval, Calgary

ISU biography

International senior seasons: 3 (2010-2013)
Personal sponsors: Wellness Coach, Spinal Care Canada, DJA Holdings Ltd., Southside Dodge Chrysler & RV Centre

2012-13 Season
In her third international season, Gabrielle was chosen to be part of the world championship team but did not compete ... In two World Cups, she won a bronze medal in the 500 m and two bronze in the relay ... In her final World Cup season ranking, she was ninth in the 500 m and 33rd in the 1500 m ... At the domestic level, she was sixth overall at the fall World Cup selections in September and fourth at the Canadian Open Championships in January ... She was fifth overall in the final Canadian season ranking.

2011-12 Season
This was her second international senior season ... She was named to the team for the world championships in Shanghai, China, but did not skate ... After competing in all six World Cups, her season classifications were: 24th in the 500 m (4 races), 28th in the 1000 m (4 races), 31st in the 1500 m (2 races) and fifth in the relay ... At the Canadian Open Championship in Saguenay (Jan. 13-15), she placed a career-high fourth overall. She won a silver medal in the 3000 m, was fourth in the 1500 m, fifth in the 1000 m, and eighth in the 500 m ... Her final Canadian ranking was a career-high fourth.

Personal bests
500: 43.063, Feb. 10, 2013, Dresden, Germany
1000: 1:30.027, Sept. 19, 2010, Calgary
1500: 2:24.414, Feb. 9, 2013, Dresden, Germany
3000: 5:21.245, Jan. 15, 2012, Saguenay, Que.

Career highlights
World Championships:
She named to the team for 2012 and 2013, but did not skate.
World Cups (10): She won her first career medal, bronze in the 500 m in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 3, 2013. She also recorded her first relay medal, silver, in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 3, 2013. She has two career relay medals (two silver). Her first event was World Cup #3 in Changchun, China (Oct. 29-31, 2010) when she was 13th in the 500 m and 18th in the 1500 m ... Her highest individual race placing was ninth in the 500 m (World Cup #2 in 2011-12) and 1000 m (World Cup #4 in 2010-11).
FISU Games (1): Won bronze in relay at the 2009 Games.
National competitions: In her last six Canadian Open Championships, she had a career-high ranking of fourth in 2012 and 2013 ... She won her second career medal, bronze, in the 1500 m in 2013. She also won a silver medal in the 500 m in 2010 ... She had a career-high end-of-season ranking of fourth in 2011-12.

Facts: 

She started speed skating at the age of five ... She is studying sciences at the University of Calgary ... She has achieved her Grade 6 Royal Conservatory piano and Grade 1 musical theory ... She is married to long track speed skater Tyler Derraugh.

Results: 
2012-13500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-51st: 6; 2nd: 3   2 
WC-66 1st: 8 2 
WC-Rank9 33 2 
Fall Selections9, 96, 66, 2  6
Cdn Open4433 4
Cdn Rank     5
2011-12500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1 122nd: 10   
WC-21st: 9; 2nd: 17     
WC-3 DNSDNS   
WC-41st: 1513  7 
WC-513 1st: 13 4 
WC-6 1st: 11; 2nd: 17 8 
WC Rank242831 5 
Fall Selections446  5
Cdn Open8542 4
Cdn Rank     4
2010-11500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
FISU Games6408 4 
WC-32nd: 13 18 8 
WC-4 92nd: 16 4 
WC Rank433746 2 
Fall Selections746  6
Selections #22235 2
Cdn Rank     8
2009-10500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Fall Selections736  8
Cdn Open21077 5
Cdn Rank     9
2008-09500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
FISU Games61019 3 
Cdn Open151516  19
Cdn Rank     16
2007-08500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open131826  19
Cdn Rank     16
2006-07500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open152120  19
Cdn Rank     18
Overall2005-06     
Cdn Rank21