Marianne St-Gelais, Kim Boutin medal in 1,500m in World Cup speed skating
Canadians St-Gelais, Boutin earn silver, bronze, respectively
It was nearly an all-Canadian podium in the women’s 1,500-metre race Saturday at a World Cup event in Erzurum, Turkey, with Marianne St-Gelais capturing a silver medal and Kim Boutin right behind with a bronze.
It’s been a banner season for St-Gelais, a 24-year-old native of Saint-Felicien, Que., who has medalled at several World Cup events.
By late December, she had won at least one medal in each of the individual World Cups, including silver in the 500 and bronze in the 1,000 in Shanghai, a silver in the 500 in Montreal, and two medals — gold in the 1,000 and bronze in the 500 — in Salt Lake City to start the season.
Last weekend, the three-time Olympic silver medallist teamed with Kasandra Bradette, Audrey Phaneuf and Boutin of Sherbrooke, Que., to win gold in the women’s relay at the World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
On Saturday, Bradette won a silver medal in the women's 1,000.
Other Canadian results:
- Marsha Hudey, 17th (38.95 seconds)
- Heather McLean, 22nd (39.42)
- Jessica Gregg, 24th (39.96)