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Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais disqualified in quarter-finals of women’s 500 metres

February 13, 2018 10:36 AM
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The 27-year-old from Saint-Felicien, Que., made contact with Yara Van Kerkhof of the Netherlands while trying to jockey for position.

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA—Canada’s Marianne St-Gelais failed to make it out of the quarter-final stage of the women’s 500-metre short-track speedskating at the Pyeongchang Olympics after receiving a penalty for impeding.

St-Gelais made contact with Yara Van Kerkhof of the Netherlands while trying to jockey for position.

The 27-year-old from Saint-Felicien, Que., was a medal threat for the Canadians after winning silver in the distance during last year’s ISU world championships.

St-Gelais also took silver in the 500 during the 2010 Vancouver Games.

The three-time Olympic medallist has earned silver in the 3,000-metre relay in each of the previous two Olympics.

Source: thestar.com

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