St-Gelais was eliminated in her 1,500 semifinal after incurring a penalty in a second straight race, while Hamelin's disqualification in the 1,000 semi actually advanced Girard into the final. "When you cross the finish line, it took four years of work and three races to get there".
As Charles Hamelin and Marianne St-Gelais wrap up their Olympic careers at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, they can rest assured Canada's successful short-track speedskating program is in good hands with rising stars Samuel Girard and Kim Boutin taking over.
Behind the duo, Liu-who earlier witnessed his girlfriend, Elise Christie of Great Britain, penalised in the women's 1,500-metre event-took out Lim and Seo on the penultimate lap.
Campbell said Girard had made some mistakes racing in his first Olympic final during the 1,500, when he went out too hard and didn't have the energy to chase down the leaders after a crash opened things up. Seo finished third, but was 6.969 seconds faster than Seo and 8.662 seconds faster than Lim, who was in fourth place. "It's time for the face of short-track to change". "After that I was just thinking about my race and what I had to do".
"To finish in front, even if it required a bit more energy.it was the last race of the day and we were going for a medal".
"I bumped into the American and that is it", Knegt said. "It was a nice moment".
"He would have loved to have this medal here, but he's happy that I'm the one who has it", Girard said.
The carnage was not quite as spectacular as in Salt Lake as Girard still had to fight off a challenge from Krueger to break Asia's domination of the 1,000m.
It's seemed like ages since Mikaela Shiffrin won the gold medal in the Giant Slalom at the PyeongChang Games.
"I think we played really well in those other games, but we each had a couple key mistakes that really cost us", the Ottawa skip said. "It's too bad because I had the legs to do better".
"I realized it as soon as I saw the decision", Hamelin said.
It will give Hamelin a final chance to equal the mark of Canadians Marc Gagnon and Francois-Louis Tremblay in short-track speedskating with five medals.
Girard easily reached the podium.