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Canada’s short track ladies deliver silver in 3000m relay

Canada’s short track ladies deliver silver in 3000m relay

By Callum Ng

Canada’s short track women wrote a positive ending to the day at Iceberg, winning a silver in the ladies’ 3000m relay.

Marie-Ève Drolet, Jessica Hewitt, Valérie Maltais and Marianne St-Gelais were sitting third for the first half. The Italian team in fourth went down just after the two-minute mark opening the door for a sure medal with a clean finish.

Hitting the bell lap, the strong Chinese and Koreans were battling for the lead and Canada could not catch them. At the finish line, Canada was in the bronze medal position.

However, at the end of the race, China was penalized, moving Canada to official silver.

It was a happy punctuation to an up and down day for Canada. Valérie Maltais set an Olympic record of 1:28.771 in her 1000m, but Marianne St-Gelais would fall. Later, defending Olympic champion Charles Hamelin would fall, almost inexplicably, while clear of the field in his 500m heat.

Canada’s 3000m relay has now won a medal in seven straight Olympic Winter Games, the only country to achieve this.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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