Quebec's Marianne St-Gelais was once told she had no future in short track speed skating. This weekend she could be crowned the best in the world.
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Marianne St. Gelais and Charles Hamelin have a rule: no talking about short track speed skating away from the rink. It seems to be working for one of Canada's best-known sports couples because both are still among the world's elite and neither looks to be slowing down in a sport that usually rewards younger legs.
Charles Hamelin won gold and the Canadian team added four medals to its tally on the final day of the short track World Cup stage in Gangneung, South Korea - a test event for the 2018 Olympics.
Canada's short track team seems to enjoy the venue of the 2018 Winter Olympics, scoring five medals at a World Cup test event on Saturday in Gangneung, South Korea.
Marianne St-Gelais of Saint-Félicien, Que., collected her second bronze medal of the weekend — this time in the women's 1000-metre — and helped Canada finish second in the women's relay on Sunday to close out the ISU World Cup short track speed skating stage in Shanghai, China.
Canadian short track speed skating star Charles Hamelin raced to another gold medal at the world championships in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday, but it was still not enough to help him capture the only title he's never held over his illustrious career.
Canada's Marianne St-Gelais captured gold and silver at the short track world championships in Seoul, South Korea on Saturday.
Four of five Canadian skaters reached the final round in each of the three events at the world short track speed skating championships on Friday.
Canada's best short track speed skaters will put it all on the line at the world championships in South Korea this weekend. CBC Sports analyst Catriona Le May Doan predicts good results for a team with lots of confidence.
Canada's Marianne St-Gelais added another gold medal to her already-decorated season with a World Cup short track win in Dordrecht, Netherlands, Saturday in the 1,500 metres.