dimanche 19 octobre 2008

Samsung ISU World Cup 2008/2009, USA, UT. Salt Lake City

Sportsnet.ca - Ontario - October 20,2008
Hamelin wins another short-track medal
KEARNS, Utah - Charles Hamelin won his second medal of the weekend Sunday to lead a strong Canadian team to a five-medal performance at a short-track speedskating World Cup event.

Canada's Charles Hamelin, South Korea's Sung Si-bak and Canada's Francois-Louis Tremblay, left to right, stand on the podium after the men's 500 in the World Cup short track speed skating event Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. Sung won, Hamelin took second, and Tremblay third. Photo by Douglas C. Pizac

SALT LAKE CITY - OCTOBER 19: Qiuhong Liu of China, Meng Wang of China and Jessica Gregg of Canada on the medals podium after the 500 meter final during the Samsung ISU World Cup Short Track at the Utah Olympic Oval October 19, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Photo by Douglas C. Pizac
Photo by Douglas C. Pizac - South Korea's Lee Ho-suk (183) waits for a push from teammate Lee Jung-su (184) as Canada's Francois-Louis Tremblay (124) gets a push from teammate Remi Beaulieu-Tinker (117) during the men's 5,000 relay World Cup short track speed skating final Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. South Korea won and set a new world record. Canada took third.

The Salt Lake tribune - October 20, 2008

A day after a crash, he helps the American team salvage a decent World Cup showing
KEARNS - His skates were "destroyed" by his crash the previous day, and his coaches were up until the wee hours of the morning trying to fix them. They still didn't feel right when he needed them again, either. Yet Apolo Anton Ohno managed so well, you'd never have known.

"The relay was perfect," he said. "It was a great start to our season. . . . We definitely showed that we're right with the top group."

Deseret News - October 20, 2008
Ohno pleased with podium finishes

Ohno's final chance for an individual win came in the men's 1,500. After taking the lead earlier than he normally likes to, Ohno faded back a little to wait for the race to develop in front of him. But when Canada's Olivier Jean made a move, he placed his hand on Ohno's shoulder to create some space. That move earned Jean a DQ but also cost Ohno a lot of momentum and a gap opened between him and the leaders. Ohno was unable to recover from the situation in time and had to settle for third behind Korea's Lee Jung-Su and Lee Ho-Suk.
"I'm not worried about that right now," Ohno said. "We said this first meet was for us to learn where everyone else is and see how we can get better ... It's not how you start the season, it's how you finish it."
The World Cup season continues next week in Vancouver, Canada — site of the 2010 Olympic Games— and the U.S. is already looking forward to it.
"Just down in the dressing room, right after we finished the relay, we were already talking about how we can get better," Jayner said. "I think we're making progress already."
Ottawa Citizen - 20 octobre
Speed Skating. Five medals for Canada

RDS- 19 octobre

Hamelin et Tremblay sur le podium
[...] Hamelin a retrouvé sur le podium son compatriote François-Louis Tremblay, qui a ravi le bronze.
« Dans les circonstances, en plus que nous étions six patineurs en finale, j’ai le droit d’être satisfait, a commenté le Québécois. J’y suis allé avec ce que j’avais, mais je n’avais pas trop d’attentes. Par contre, après les quarts de finale, je pouvais voir que ça pouvait bien aller malgré la douleur », a ajouté le patineur qui a assuré qu’il sera complètement rétabli pour la prochaine Coupe du monde.
Radio-Canada - 19 occtobre 2008
Hamelin en remet

Bronze au relais chez les hommes et les dames

Men's relay A final
1. KOREA 6:38.486
2. UNITED STATES 6:39.019
3. CANADA 6:39.322
4. RUSSIA 6:49.121

Women's relay A final
1. CHINA 4:09.480
2. KOREA 4:09.930
3. CANADA 4:16.201
4. UNITED STATES 4:26.993

Final A 1500m(2) Men

1 LEE Jung-Su KOR 2:17.941
2 LEE Ho-Suk KOR 2:17.966
3 OHNO Apolo Anton USA 2:18.522
4 PARK Jin-Hwan KOR 2:19.010
5 CELSKI J.R. USA 2:19.234
6 ZAKHAROV Ruslan RUS 2:19.801
7 JEAN Olivier CAN 2:20.462

Valérie Maltais a pris le 1er rang au 1500m de la finale B, Marie-Andrée a sans doute manqué de souffle et pris le 6e rang. Jessica Hewitt s'est inclinée en semi; elle en avait des courses dans le jambes!
Rémi Beaulieu a terminé au 2e rang de la finale B suivi de Michael Gilday. Nicolas Bean de l'Italie, le 5e rang.

Au 500m, le bronze pour Jessica, l'argent pour Charles, le bronze pour Flou.

FINAL A Ladies 500m
1 WANG Meng CHN 43.125
2 LIU Qiuhong CHN 43.282
3 GREGG Jessica CAN 43.838

FINAL A Men 500m
(ils sont fous... partir à 6)
1 SUNG Si-Bak KOR 41.161
2 HAMELIN Charles CAN 41.220
3 TREMBLAY Francois-Louis CAN 41.296
4 FUJIMOTO Takahiro JPN 41.417
5 HAMELIN Francois CAN 42.184
6 FAUCONNET Thibaut FRA 42.238

Photo de Charles en quart de finale

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