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

 

Previous club: Eclairs de Saint-Félicien
Senior International Seasons: 7 (2006-2007, 2008-2014)
Sponsored by: Association automobile St-Félicien et «Domaine-du-Roy en forme»

Marianne St-Gelais started speed skating at age 10 with her two sisters following an invitation from her neighbour who was then the president of the local club.
 
Eight years later, the athletes from Saint-Félicien, QC, won bronze medals in the 500m and Women's Relay events at the Short Track World Junior Championships. The next season, 2008-2009, Marianne St-Gelais took part in her first World Cup where she won a silver medal in the Women's Relay Event. She also represented Canada again at the Short Track World Junior Championships where she was crowned World Champion in 500m while setting a world junior record. Her time of 43.992 seconds held on until March 2014. She also won the silver medal in the Women's Relay event.
 
In 2010, 10 years after her first steps on the ice, St-Gelais won her first two Olympic medals, both bronze in the 500m and the Women Relay events, at the Vancouver Games. Her time of 43.241 in 500m is still the Canadian Senior record. At the 2014 Olympic Games, she won a third silver medal in Women's Relay.
 
In the 2010-2011 season, she won her first gold medals in an international senior competition when she finished first in the 500m event during four World Cups while taking the first overall ranking in this discipline.
 
With her good luck charm necklace that her grandmother gave her, St-Gelais has won so far in her career (before the 2014-2015 season) a total of 45 medals in international senior competitions, including three at Olympic Games (3 silver), six at Short Track World Championships (3 silver, 3 bronze), 35 in World Cups (10 gold, 11 silver, 14 bronze), and a silver in Short Track Team World Championships.
 
She was been named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and was chosen Short Track Rising Star of the Year in 2009. She still holds Canada Games records on 500m, 3000m and Women's 3000m relay established in 2007.
 
In her free time, St-Gelais likes to watch movies. She's studying at the Collège Maisonneuve in Montreal and would like to work in the field of communication after her career.

Facts: 

2014

  • Took part in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
  • Won the Partners of the Year Award at the 2014 Gala Sports-Québec with the Women's Relay Team

2013

  • Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2011

  • Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2010

  • Took part in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi
  • Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2009

  • Named Female Athlete of the Year, Canadian Level, at the Gala SportsQuébec

2008

  • Named Short Track Rising Starof the Year by Speed Skating Canada
Results: 

Medals (senior international) - before season 2014-2015

 GOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
Olympic Games
 3 3
World Championships
 336
Team World Championships
 1 1
World Cup
10111435
TOTAL10181745

Results

 500m1000m1500m3000mRelayGeneral
Personal Best
0:42.664
(2013)
1:28.053
(2012)
2:19.744
(2012)
5:06.264
(2010)
  
Best time
Season 2014-2015
      
World Records
RecordRecordRecordRecordRecord 
2014-2015500m1000m1500m3000mRelaisGénéral

Fall World Cup Selections

1, 13, 21, 1  1
2013-2014500m1000m1500m3000mRelayGeneral

World Championships

71016 SILVER10

Olympic Games

72822 SILVER 

WC - Final Ranking

7917 410

WC - 4 (Kolomna, RUS)

141419 4 

WC - 3 (Torino, ITA)

6636 4 

WC - 2 (Séoul, KOR)

12 8 BRONZE 

WC - 1 (Shanghai, CHN)

BRONZE5  4 

Olympic Trials

3, 2, 23, 2, 22, 2, 2  2

2012-2013

500m   1000m  1500m   3000m   RelayGeneral

World Championships

419BRONZESILVERSILVER4

WC - Final Ranking

41629 2 

WC - 6

SILVER   SILVER 

WC - 5

57  SILVER 

Can. Open Champ.

11135 2

WC - 4

BRONZE5  4 

WC - 3

8 14 5 

WC - 2

1st: 4, 2nd: 2   SILVER 

WC - 1

2nd: 8 8 4 

Fall Selections

1st: 5, 2nd: 21st: 4, 2nd: 31re: 5, 2e: 3  4

2011-2012  

 500m    1000m    1500m    3000m    RelayGeneral

WC - Final Ranking

55  5 

WC - 6

SILVER1st: 1  8 

WC - 5

410  4 

WC - 2

1st: 1OR  SILVER 

WC - 1

OR16  4 

Fall Selections

131  1

2010-2011  

500m    1000m    1500m    3000m    Relay General

World Championships

7718 BRONZE10

WC - Final Ranking

19  2 

WC - 6

1st: 1, 2nd: 1   BRONZE 

WC - 5

GOLD5  SILVER 

Can. Open Champ.

1122 1

WC - 2

GOLD1re: 3  SILVER 

WC - 1

GOLDSILVER  BRONZE 

Fall Selections

 12  3

2009-2010    

500m1000m    1500m    3000m    RelayGeneral

World Championships

BRONZE16197SILVER7

Olympic Games

SILVER   SILVER 

WC - Final Ranking

41544 4 

WC - 4

BRONZE   BRONZE 

WC - 3

167  BRONZE 

WC - 2

19   BRONZE 

WC - 1

BRONZE 24 BRONZE 

Fall Selections

 12 1 

Olympic Trials

2104 4 

 

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