St. Gelais & Charles Hamelin take both races on second day of short track Fall World Cup Selections

MONTREAL – The second day of short track speed skating’s Fall World Cup Selections in Montreal featured the 1,000-metre and 1,500-metre races and wins in both by Marianne St. Gelais (St-Félicien, Que.) and Charles Hamelin (Ste-Julie, Que.). St. Gelais and Hamelin also claimed the 1,500-metre overall title with the most points in the two races.

In the women’s 1,000-metre, St. Gelais beat out Valérie Maltais (La Baie, Que.) and Marie-Eve Drolet (Laterrière, Que.). In today’s 1,500-metre race, St-Gelais again edged out Maltais and Drolet.

In the men’s 1,000-metre Hamelin out-skated Michael Gilday (Yellowknife, N.W.T.) and Guillaume Bastille (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.), and in the 1,500 Hamelin was first in front of Bastille and Rémi Beaulieu (Alma, Que.).

The total points standings after two 1,500-metre races were St. Gelais taking gold, with Maltais and Drolet tied for silver. In the men’s, Hamelin took gold, Bastille had silver and Gilday bronze.

The selections wrap-up Sunday with the second 500-metre and 1,000-metre races, and relays.

Today’s standings in the 1,000-metre and 1,500-metre events were as follows.

1,000-metre women’s results: 1. Marianne St-Gelais, 1:32.410 (St-Félicien, Que.); 2. Valérie Maltais (La Baie, Que.); 3. Marie-Eve Drolet (Laterrière, Que.); 4. Gabrielle Waddell (Red Deer, Alta.); 5. Caroline Truchon (Chicoutimi, Que.); 6. Sabrina Bourgela (Montreal); 7. Andrea Do-Duc (Montreal); 8. Léa Thibault (Laval, Que.); 9. Kasandra Bradette (Roberval, Que.); 10. Vanessa Bélanger-Marceau (Loretteville, Que.); 11. Jessica Hewitt (Langley, B.C.); 12. Gillian Richmond (Sarnia, Ont.); 13. Ann-Véronique Michaud (Amqui, Que.); 14. Ana Pacanins (Caracas, Venezuela); 15. Courtney Shmyr (Vancouver); 16. Maude Bezeau (Laval, Que.)

1,000-metre men’s results: 1. Charles Hamelin, 1:25.947 (Ste-Julie, Que.); 2. Michael Gilday (Yellowknife, N.W.T.); 3. Guillaume Bastille (Rivière-du-Loup, Que.); 4. Olivier Jean (Lachenaie, Que.); 5. François Hamelin (Ste-Julie, Que.); 6. Alexandre St-Jean (Quebec); 7. François-Louis Tremblay (Alma, Que.); 8. Gabriel Chiasson-Poirier (Laval, Que.); 9. Charle Cournoyer (Longueuil, Que.); 10. Rémi Beaulieu (Alma, Que.); 11. Vincent Cournoyer (Longueuil, Que.); 12. Allyn Gagnon (Ottawa); 13. Maxime Fortin (Rivière-du-loup, Que.); 14. Pier-Olivier Gagnon (Quebec); 15. Liam McFarlane (Medicine Hat, Alta.); 16. Alex Boisvert-Lacroix (Fleurimont, Que.)

1,500-metre women’s results: 1. St-Gelais (2:27.200), 2. Maltais, 3. Drolet, 4. Truchon, 5. Bourgela, 6. Waddell, 7. Do-Duc, 8. Richmond, 9. Bradette, 10. Michaud, 11. Bezeau, 12. Shmyr, 13. Belanger-Marceau, 14. Hewitt, 15. Pacanins, 16. Thibeault

1,500-metre men’s results: 1. C.Hamelin (2:15.618), 2. Bastille, 3. Beaulieu, 4. Jean, 5. St-Jean, 6. F. Hamelin (DQ), 7. Gilday, 8. Fortin, 9. C.Cournoyer, 10. PO Gagnon, 11. Tremblay, 12. V.Cournoyer, 13. Chiasson-Poirier, 14. McFarlane, 15. A.Gagnon, 16. Boivers-Lacroix,

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