Michael Gilday’s 5,000-m relay team crashes out
Yellowknife speedskater Michael Gilday was one of four team members who came last place in the 5,000-meter short-track speedskating event at Sochi this morning.
The Canadian men’s short track 5,000-metre relay team failed to qualify for the Olympic final Thursday at the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi.
The Canadian team consisted of Gilday, Charles Hamelin and Francois Hamelin of Levis, Que. and Olivier Jean from Lachenaie, Que.
Around the halfway mark, Francois Hamelin lost an edge and crashed into the boards around the halfway mark. The team came in last.
Hamelin had no teammate close enough tag up with, leaving the Canadians with no chance to catch the leaders.
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Brendan Green racing this morning
Also this morning, biathlete Brendan Green is racing in the men's 20K biathlon. At of 8:00 MT, he had missed only two shots.
Yukon skier Emily Nishikawa was set to race this morning, but decided not to, due to a cold.
Her mother told the CBC that she plans to rest up, and prepare for a relay on the weekend.