Canada's short track relays win World Cup gold, bronze in Seoul
Olivier Jean finishes fourth in men's 1,000m
Canada won medals in both men's and women's relays on Sunday at a World Cup short track speed skating event in Seoul.
The men's team of Michael Gilday, Charles Hamelin, Francois Hamelin and Olivier Jean took gold in the 5,000-metre relay in six minutes 54.582 seconds. The Canadians beat out the United States (6:55.200) and Great Britain (6:55.720).
On the women's side, the Canadian team of Jessica Gregg, Valerie Maltais, Marianne St-Gelais and Jessica Hewitt won bronze in the 3,000-metre relay with a time of 4:13.341. South Korea won the race in 4:11.764, while China placed second in 4:12.294.
Jean had the strongest performance of any individual Canadian skater. The Olympian from Lachenaie, Que., finished in 1:28.186, fourth in the 1,000m.
China's Dajing Wu (1:27.662) dominated the race, earning his second podium finish of the weekend. Russia's Victor An (1:27.683) earned silver and South Korea's Se Yeong Park was third. Charles Hamelin of Levis, Que., took sixth place while Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Que., finished 14th.
The South Korean team swept the podium in the women's 1,000m. Suk Hee Shim took gold in 1:30.546, followed by Seung-Hi Park and Alang Kim.
Maltais, from La Baie, Que., finished sixth. Hewitt of Kamloops, B.C., was 14th and Edmonton's Gregg placed 33rd.