Heat 6 with Gilday from Canada on the ice now!
Gilday finishes in 2nd - waiting for official results
The officials seem to be having an intense discussion
Results from heat 6:
1) Lee - Kor
2) Gilday - Can
3) Chen - Chin
Woohoo! All three Canadians advancing to the semis! Making Canada proud.
My heart always skips a beat watching short track! so intense, and that was only the qualifying heats!
François has said without hesitation that his biggest threat on the ice is his brother, Charles #siblingrivalry
Tatiana Borodulina from Russia gets two false starts and is disqualified.
So disappointing for Russian fans in the arena!
Don't blink - 4.5 laps around the rink. Only top 2 qualify for the quarters.
Results from Heat 1:
1) Liu - CHN
2) Kim - Kor
Easy first race for Qiuhong Liu - she definitely secured that lead early on in the race.
Results from Heat 2:
1) Christie - GBR
2) Prosvirnova - RUS
Results from Heat 3:
1) Mors - Ned
2) Gilmartin - GBR
Heat 4 on the ice now, Marianne St-Gelais coming up in the next heat!
So far only heat 2 got off to a clean start.
Marianne at the boards looking calm and confident.
Hey everyone! Callum Ng checking in from the Iceberg Skating Palace.
It's loud here, short track is SO intense.
moving on from Heat 4:
1) Park - Kor
2) Scott - Usa
St-Gelais ready to rock. She'll want a clean start.
Here we go St-Gelais at the line!
BIG lead right away for St-Gelais!
clean start. St-Gelais takes the early lead.
St-Gelais wins the heat - waiting for official results
Like it was nothing. St-Gelais was so relaxed there. They are calling it wire-to-wire in the building. I concur.
Moving on from heat 5:
1) St-Gelais - CAN
2) Kerkhof - Ned
Officials in discussion. Stay tuned for official results.
Jessica Hewitt now on the ice.
There's Jessica Hewiit, comfortably in the lead!
Moving on from Heat 7:
1) Fan - CHN
2) Hewitt - CAN
Both Canadians here were very strong. The strategy from Yves Hamelin and the coaching staff is clearly to jump out to the quick lead.