lundi 27 octobre 2008

In the Vancouver newspaper

Fresh faces smile on podium
It was a first for three young skaters on Canada's team at the World Cup
Gary Kingston, Vancouver Sun - October 27, 2008
A beaming Marianne St.-Gelais, 18, of St.-Felicien, Que., also made her first A final a memorable one, finishing second to Chinese star Wang Meng in the women's 500 metres
Gilday, who laughed about "making it worth it" for the four family members in the stands from from Yellowknife, said it was "awesome" and a good omen to get his first World Cup podium on the Olympic venue.

Canadians shine with 8 medals
Performance by mix of rookies and veterans augurs well for 2010
Terry Bell, The Province - October 27, 2008
So far so good for Canada at the 2010 Olympic short track speedskating venue.

A trio of new faces and some familiar old ones powered Canada to six medals at the 2008 Samsung ISU short track World Cup Sunday at the Pacific Coliseum.

Michael Gilday, 21, of Yellowknife, NWT, got his first career World Cup medal, finishing second to Korea's Jung-Su Lee in the second of two 1,000-metre races. Right behind him in third place was Remi Beaulieu-Tinker, 23 of Alma, Que. It was also his first World Cup medal.
And earlier in the day Marianne St. Gelais, 18 of St. Felicien, Que., won her first World Cup medal with a second-place finish in the 500 behind Chinese star Meng Wang.

Short track tense, edgy, emotional
World Cup passes the test as a riveting sport -- Vanoc takes notes
Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun - October 27, 2008
It was not possible to watch the men's 5,000-metre relay -- the closing race of the three-day World Cup -- without an elevated heartbeat.

Coliseum will do just fine
Competitors were pleased, and so was the crowd
Terry Bell, The Province October 27, 2008
The old girl passed her first test just fine Sunday.

ISU Praises Vancouver 2010 Short Track Speed Skating
Andy Gabel, International Skating Union said, "all week has been incredible.

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