St-Gelais confident to obtain an exemption

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    Alain Bergeron

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:47

    Sunday, 13 August, 2017 21:47

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    MONTREAL | ” It has been important to remind myself that skating is fun, but there’s something else after. “

    The concussion that forced Marianne St-Gelais to waive the selections of the olympic did not affect his lucidity. Posed, and with his eye seriously on the Sunday, the leader of the team, canadian women’s short track was shared on Sunday, its state of mind since she has visited violently on the mattress protectors to be the result of a fall in training on Friday.

    After other similar experiences experienced in 2007 and 2012, the skater from Saint-Félicien says not to worry of any negative effects of this concussion of the brain even ” if there was emotion and a little bit of a feeling of panic, but I was much encouraged “, she says.

    “No one is safe from nothing. Our sport is one of the waterfalls, a sport quite “rock and roll”. No, I don’t think about it. That’s what I thought in the last few days, is : why now ? I am one of the girls that fall the most often in training, and fortunately this is always without consequence. “

    Confident of an exemption

    Confident of receiving a favourable decision of the Committee high performance speed Skating Canada at the request of exemption that it relied, St-Gelais, rather his concerns about his inability to justify it on the ice, his presence at the olympic Games.

    “My main (concern) is that my fate is in the hands of a committee instead of being between my hands to me. If you want to skate during the selections, this is to ensure our place and not to let any under-heard. This is what I was going to do “, claims the athlete, 27-year-old, believed to be discount for the first world Cup from 28 September to 1 October.

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