Marianne St-Gelais, Charles Hamelin lead Canada's short track world champs team
Event will be streamed live on CBC Sports
Ten Canadian athletes are headed to Seoul in March to take on the world's best.
Speed Skating Canada named a mixture of familiar faces and rookie members to the team for the upcoming world short track speed skating championships Wednesday.
The team, led by power couple Marianne St-Gelais and Charles Hamelin, is made up of 10 members, five of whom will compete in individual events and the remaining five as relay members.
On the women's side, St-Gelais, Valérie Maltais and Kasandra Bradette will skate individually and be joined in the relay by Audrey Phaneuf and Namasthée Harris-Gauthier. It will be the first appearance at the world championships for both Phaneuf and Harris-Gauthier.
"I would be very happy to finish among the top three in the overall ranking and I would like to come back with a title in one distance," said St-Gelais. "Even if we never know what can happen, I think I really have the potential to do it considering the season I just had and based on how I'm feeling and the legs that I have."
St-Gelais has won 11 World Cup medals this year.
On the men's side, Hamelin will be joined by his brother Charles, Sasah Fathoullin (the only skater who is not a native of Quebec, having his hometown in Calgary), Samuel Girard and Charle Cournoyer.
"I want to come back with the World Cup title," said Charles. "It was super close last year, but I had a bit of bad luck and I wasn't able to fight at 100 per cent for the title."
Charles Hamelin and Girard will race individually and be joined by others in the relay. It will be Fathoullin's first trip to the world championships.
The short track speed skating world championships will be streamed live on CBCSports.ca from March 11-13.
With files from Speed Skating Canada