St-Gelais, Marianne

Person type: 
National Team
Track type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, February 17, 1990
Hometown: 
Saint-Félicien, Que.
Coach: 
Frédéric Blackburn
Jeffrey Scholten
Training centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal

Follow me on @mastgelais

ISU biography

International senior seasons: 6 (2006-07, 2008-2013)
Personal sponsors: St-Félicien Automobile Association and ‘Domaine-du-Roy en forme’

2012-13 Season
In her sixth international season, Marianne competed at her fourth world championships. She ranked fourth overall, finishing fourth in the 500 m, 19th in the 1000 m and won bronze in the 1500 m. She won the silver medal in the relay ... In six World Cups, she won two silver medals and a bronze in the 500 m and three silver medals in the relay ... In her final World Cup season ranking, she was fourth in the 500 m, 16th in the 1000 m and 29th in the 1500 m ... At the domestic level, she was fourth overall at the fall World Cup selections in September and second at the Canadian Open Championships in January ... She was second overall in the final Canadian season ranking.

2011-12 Season
This was her fifth international senior season ... Competing in her third world championships in Shanghai, China, she finished fourth in the relay team ... After competing in four of six World Cups, her season classifications were: fifth in both the 500 m (4 races) and 1000 m (4 races). She won four individual gold medals and one silver, as well as a silver medal in the relay ... She did not compete at the Canadian Open Championships because of a back injury ... Her final Canadian ranking was fifth.

Personal bests
500: 42.664, Feb. 10, 2013, Dresden, Germany
1000: 1:28.053, Sept. 16, 2012, Calgary
1500: 2:19.744, Oct. 20, 2012, Calgary
3000: 5:06.264, March 21, 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria

Career highlights
Olympics (1):
Won a silver medal in the 500 m and in the relay in 2010 ... At the selections for the 2010 Games, she placed second in the 500 m, 10th in the 1000 m and fourth the 1500 m, for a fourth overall ranking.
World Championships (4): Competed in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 championships ... Won bronze in the 500 m in 2010 and 1500 m in 2013, and silver in the relay in 2010 and 2013 and bronze in 2011 ... Her highest individual rank was fourth in 2013.
World Cups (21): Won nine gold, five silver and four bronze individual medals, and six silver and eight bronze in the relay ... She was season champion in the 500 m in 2010-11 season, winning each of her five races ... Her first event was World Cup #6 in Hungary, Budapest (Feb. 9-11, 2007) when she raced the 500 m and 1000 m ... Won her first individual, silver in the 500 m, at World Cup #2 in Vancouver (Oct. 24-26, 2008).
World Junior Championships (2): Competed in the 2008 and 2009 championships ... Champion was champion in the 500 m in 2009 and won bronze in 2008 ... She also won silver (2009) and bronze (2008) in the relay ... She was fourth overall in 2009 and seventh in 2008.
National competitions: At her four Canadian Open Championships (2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013), she was first overall and won gold in the 500 m and 1000 m champion in 2011. She also won silver in the 1500 m and 3000 m the same year ... She was 2009 Canadian junior overall and 500 m champion, second in the 1000 m, 1500 m and Super 1500 m. She was second overall in 2008 and third in 2007 ... Won four gold medals (500 m, 1000 m, 3000 m and relay) and one silver (1500 m) at the 2007 Canada Winter Games, finishing first overall. She also holds the Games’ 500 m and 3000 m records.
Awards: Named SSC’s Female short track Skater of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... Named SSC’s 2009 Rising Star for short track ... She holds the world junior in the 500 (44.922), set in the January 2009, and she holds the Canadian 500 m record, 43.241 set on Feb. 17, 2010 (Vancouver 2010 Olympics).

Facts: 

She started speed skating at the age of 10 ... She enjoys watching movies in her spare time ... She is studying at the Collège Maisonneuve in Montreal ... She is an ambassador for the Children’s Wish Foundation.

Results: 
2012-13500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-12nd: 8 8 4 
WC-21st: 4; 2nd: 2   2 
WC-38 1st: 14 5 
WC-431st: 5  4 
WC-51st: 57  2 
WC-62Pen  2 
WC-Rank41629 2 
World Champ.4193224
Fall Selections5, 24, 35, 3  4
Cdn Open11135 2
Cdn Rank     2
2011-12500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1116  4 
WC-21st: 11  2 
WC-5410  4 
WC-621st: 1  8 
WC Rank55  5 
World Champ.    4 
Fall Selections131  1
Cdn Openinjured     
Cdn Rank     5
2010-11500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-112  3 
WC-211st:3  2 
WC-515  2 
WC-61st: 1; 2nd: 1   3 
WC Rank19  2 
World Champ.7718 310
Fall Selections 12  3
Cdn Open1122 1
Cdn Rank     1
2009-10500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Olympics2   2 
Olympic Sel.2104  4
WC-13 24 3 
WC-219   3 
WC-3167  3 
WC-43   3 
WC Rank41544 4 
World Champ.31619727
Fall Selections-12  1
Cdn Rank     3
2008-09500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-128 14 3 
WC-2211  3 
WC Rank124457 3 
World Jrs174S1500: 624
Cdn Jrs122S1500: 2 1
Cdn Rank     11
2007-08500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World Jrs3712S1500: 637
Cdn Jrs131S1500: 4 2
Cdn Open588  8
Cdn Rank     9
2006-07500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-6514    
WC Rank4462    
Cdn Jrs243S1500: 4 3
Cdn Open6104  6
Cdn Rank     9
2005-06500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Age Class243  3
Cdn Rank     23