Welcome! My name is Michael Gilday and I am a Short Track Speedskater from Yellowknife, NWT, Canada. I currently train at the National Training Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I've created this blog primarily to let family and friends know about competitions and travel. I also hope to educate a bit about short track and maybe even entertain. Enjoy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

So close...

I brought it all today. Two second places. I raced the best I could in the 1500 and was inches from pulling it off. It came down to a mano a mano race between myself and one other and I just lost out in the last lap and a half. As it looks now, I won't be on the Olympic team. More to come in the next few days probably, I just can't bring myself to write anything now. Thanks to everyone for your support, I know it gave me the legs I had today. 

No regrets.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on spectacular racing Michael! It was exciting to follow throughout the trials. And way to step up on the final day.
- Mike A

DC said...

Michael:

I'm sure you're hurting now. But keep at it. It will be sweet in four years time when you do make the Olympic team – and you will make it.

Anonymous said...

The north is so proud of you. You gave it all you had and no one can do more than that. You are an inspiration to us all.

Anonymous said...

We've been rooting for you every day, what great skating! So proud of you.
John and Marsha A.

Anonymous said...

Left it all out there on the ice. No regrets. That's what brings the passion into sport. you can't look back. don't lose the dream.
Well done on your feat, and dealing with the pressure. you'll be right.

Peter Doucet said...

Thanks for letting us into your head and your heart. You know that speed skating is as tough as it is beautiful; your on those edges that you can ride just as they can cut.

I admire the abilities and dedication of you, your team-mates, and your competitors.

Train well & be well

Paul Falvo said...

You made us all proud Michael. And you'll continue to do so. Congrats.