Canada wins short-track silver

By QMI Agency


Marianne St-Gelais carries the Canadian flag after a winning the 500-metres short track silver medal at the Pacific Coliseum on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (DANIEL MALLARD/QMI AGENCY)

Canada's Marianne St-Gelais celebrated her birthday in style Wednesday, winning a silver medal in women's 500-metre speed skating.

St-Gelais, of Roberval, Que. turned 20 Wednesday. She finished first in the 500 metres at the 2009 world junior championship.

Jessica Gregg, 21, of Edmonton was the other Canadian in the four-skater final. She finished last.

Gregg is the daughter of former NHLer — and Olympian — Randy Gregg, who won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers.

Both Canadians fell, appearing to trip over each other, in a stunning start that was disqualified.


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