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

ISU Biography

Previous club: Eclairs de Saint-Félicien
Senior International Seasons: 9 (2006-2007, 2008-...)
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 athlete 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 the 500m while setting a world junior record with a time of 43.992 seconds held 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 2015-2016 season) a total of 57 medals in international senior competitions, including three at Olympic Games (3 silver), six at Short Track World Championships (3 silver, 3 bronze), 47 in World Cups (12 gold, 15 silver, 20 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, 2013 and 2015 and was chosen Short Track Rising Star of the Year in 2009. She still holds Canada Games records in the 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: 

2014-2015
-Finished 5th in the relay event and 11th overall at the World Championships
-Won a total of 12 medals in six World Cups
-Named Short Track Rising Star of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2013-2014
-Won a silver medal in the relay event at the 2014 Olympic Games
-Won a silver medal in the relay event at the World Championships
-Won the Partners of the Year Award at the 2014 Gala Sports-Québec with the Olympic Women's Relay Team

2012-2013
-Won silver medals in the 3000m and in the relay event as well as a bronze medal in the 1500m at the World Championships
-Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2010-2011
-Won a bronze medal in the relay event at the World Championships
-Won a total of 11 medals in four World Cups
-Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2009-2010
-Won two silver medals (500m and relay event) at the 2010 Olympic Games
-Won a bronze medal in the 500m and a silver medal in the relay event at the World Championships
-Won her first-ever individual World Cup medal (bronze medal in the 500m at the World Cup #1)
-Named Female Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2008-2009
-Won a gold medal in the 500m and a silver medal in the relay event and took the 4th rank overall at the World Junior Championships
-Broke the Junior World Record in the 500m with a time of 43.922 on January 10, 2009. The record was then broked by teammate Kim Boutin on March 8, 2014
-Named Short Track Rising Star of the Year by Speed Skating Canada
-Named Female Athlete of the Year, Canadian Level, at the Gala SportsQuébec

2007-2008
-Won bronze medals in the 500m and in the relay event at the World Junior Championships

2006-2007
-Competed in her first-ever World Cup (World Cup #6)
-Finished 3rd overall at the Canadian Junior Championships
-Won gold medals in the 500m, 1000m, 3000m and in the relay event and a silver medal in the 1500m at the 2007 Canada Winter Games and broke the Canada Games record in the 500m (44.83), 3000m (5:08.54) and in the relay event (4:29.52). She still holds the records

Other facts
She is engaged to her teammate Charles Hamelin...

Results: 

Medals (senior international) - before season 2015-2016

 GOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
Olympic Games
 3 3
World Championships
 336
Team World Championships
 1 1
World Cup
12152047
TOTAL12222357

Results

2014-2015500m1000m1500m3000mRelaisGénéral

Overall ranking: National

111  1

Overall ranking: World Cups

3213 3 

World Championships

6
(2: B final)
19
(PEN: 1/2)
9
(1: B final)
 5
(3: 1/2)
11

World Cup #6 - Erzurum

4
(4: A final)
 SILVER
(2: A final)
 BRONZE
(3: A final)
 

World Cup #5 - Dresden

15
(4: 1/4)
BRONZE
(3: A final)
  GOLD
(1: A final)
 

Canadian Senior Championships

1116 1

World Cup #4 - Seoul

7
(3: B final)
SILVER
(2: A final)
  5
(1: B final)
 

World Cup #3 - Shanghai

SILVER
(2: A final)
BRONZE
(3: A final)
  BRONZE
(3: A final)
 

World Cup #2 - Montréal

SILVER
(2: A final)
DQ
(heats)
  4
(4: A final)
 

World Cup #1 - Salt Lake City

BRONZE
(3: A final)
GOLD
(1: A final)
  BRONZE
(3: A final)
 

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: SILVER

   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: GOLD  8 

WC - 5

410  4 

WC - 2

1st: GOLDGOLD  SILVER 

WC - 1

GOLD16  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: GOLD

2nd: GOLD

   BRONZE 

WC - 5

GOLD5  SILVER 

Can. Open Champ.

1122 1

WC - 2

GOLD1st: BRONZE  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