Waddell going to worlds

Red Deer’s Gabrielle Waddell has been selected to compete for Canada at the world short track speed skating championships, March 9-11 in China.

Red Deer’s Gabrielle Waddell has been selected to compete for Canada at the world short track speed skating championships, March 9-11 in China.

She will join Quebec skaters Marie-Eve Drolet, Valerie Maltais, Marianne St. Gelais and Caroline Truchon on the women’s team.

Maltais is guaranteed one of the two spots to skate in the individual races with St. Gelais given the second spot, but she declined to skate in all four distances because of a previous back injury.

Waddell is expected to skate in the 3,000-metre relay.

The men’s team will consist of Michael Gilday of Yellowknife, Charles Hamelin and Olivier Jean of Quebec and Liam McFarlane of Medicine Hat.

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