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2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships Charles Hamelin wins bronze

Montréal, March 15th, 2014: The start line featured an impressive quartet of skaters. Russia’s Victor An, current Olympic champion, China’s Dajing Wu, silver medalist in Sochi, American J.R. Celski, world record holder and Canada’s Charles Hamelin (Sainte-Julie, Québec), 2010 Olympic champion competed in the 500m final of the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships at Montreal’s Maurice-Richard Arena.

Charles Hamelin wins bronze

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships. Hamelin and Shim crowned at 1500m

Charles Hamelin (Ste-Julie, Québec), 1500m Olympic champion, claimed the world championship title today at the same distance, ahead of China’s Tianyu Han and Korea’s Se-Yeong Park at the Short Track Speed Skating World Championships in Montreal.

“The world championship title at this distance is as important to me as winning an Olympic medal”, declared Charles Hamelin, who found his way to lead the pack one many occasions in a final riddled with passing and overtaking.

2014 Short Track Speed Skating World Championships

Morrison wins 1000m while Blondin captures mass start bronze in Heerenveen, Netherlands

Denny Morrison’s medal haul continued Friday with a win in a 1000m race at the World Cup Final in Heerenveen, Netherlands. Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa followed with a bronze in a mass start race later the same day. With the win Morrison places second overall for the World Cup season in the 1000m.

Morrison’s winning time was one minute, 08.91 seconds. Shani Davis of the United States was second in 1:09.31 while Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands picked up the bronze in 1:09.25.

Charles Hamelin has 2018 in his sights Last event of the season: World Championships in Montreal

 

Strong Canadian results at the short track speed skating Junior World Championships

Montréal, March 11th, 2014 – The Canadian team had strong results, showing the country’s promise anddepth in short track speed skating at the Junior World Championships recently held in Erzurum, Turkey

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Fiset top Canadian on first day of ISU World Junior Long Track Championships

Noémie Fiset of Quebec posted the best result for Canada Friday on the first day of competition at the ISU World Junior Speed Skating Championships in Bjugn, Norway.

Fiset was 13th in the women’s 500m with a time of 41.09 seconds. Jeanne Blais-Dufour, also of Quebec, was 37th in 42.57.

Jordan Henkelman of Calgary was 18th in the men’s 500m in 37.50. Daniel Dubreuil of Levis, Que, was 24th in 37.44 and Alexandre Déry, also of Levis, 27th in 37.85.

Morrison leads Canadian team into Inzell World Cup March 7-9

Double medallist from the Sochi Winter Olympics Denny Morrison will lead the Canadian contingent at an ISU Essent World Cup long track speed skating competition in Inzell, Germany from March 7-9.

Morrison won a silver medal in the 1000m and bronze in the 1500m in Russia in February.  The Fort St. John, B.C., skater will compete in the 1000m on March 8 and the 1500m on March 9.

World All-round selection — Heerenveen March 14-16

From the results of the Continental Championships, Canada has earned 3 quota positions in the women and 1 quota position in the men for the 2014 World All Round Championships. As per HPC Bulletin #167 Long Track, the High Performance Committee Long Track (HPC-LT) has selected all athletes who have qualified for the World All Round Championships. In the cases where quota positions were declined, alternates have been selected and confirmed as eligible to fill the quota for the World Championships.

World All-round selection — Heerenveen March 14-16

Speed Skating Canada announces team for March 7-9 Inzell World Cup

As per HPC Bulletin #167 Long Track, the High Performance Committee Long Track (HPC-LT) has selected from those athletes who have qualified in a quota position for the Inzell World Cup from the original selection competition, the Canadian Single Distance Championships.

Canada’s Denny Morrison Wins Silver in Men’s Speed Skating

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Canada’s Denny Morrison has made good on teammate Gilmore Junio’s offer to replace him in the men’s 1000m race. Morrison, now a three-time Olympic medallist captured a silver medal in the Long Track Speed Skating men’s 1000M event in Sochi.
 
“What a fantastic story this has turned out to be. Once more Canada celebrates Olympic medal glory for Denny Morrison,” said Marcel Aubut, President, Canadian Olympic Committee.
Denny Morrison Wins Silver, Sochi Feb. 2014

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