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Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new world record in the men's 5000m, Sunday, on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., allowing him to win the gold medal, while Ivanie Blondin qualify in the 3000m at the 2018 Olympic Games following her fourth-place finish on Sunday.

Canada may not have set foot on the podium on Saturday at the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., but that did not prevent Ivanie Blondin, Alex Boisvert-Lacroix, Olivier Jean and Keri Morrison from individually qualifying for the provisional long track team at the 2018 Olympic Games, while Canada earned 15 sports for PyeongChang 2018.

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix from Sherbrooke, QC, won his second straight gold medal on the World Cup circuit in the 500m distance while Ted-Jan Bloemen, Ben Donnelly and Denny Morrison raced to victory in the men's team pursuit while also improving on the Canadian record, Friday, on the first day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage to be held until Sunday in Salt Lake City, U.S.A.

Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke, QC, earned his first-ever gold medal at the international level when he won the men's 500m, Sunday, on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held at Calgary's Olympic Oval.

Sports fans who love speed, excitement and extreme sports can, starting now, get tickets for the 2018 ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships which will be held at Maurice-Richard Arena in Montreal, Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18.

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Ivanie Blondin qualifies for the Olympic Games in the 3000mSalt Lake City, December 10, 2017 – Ted-Jan Bloemen set a new world record in the men's 5000m, Sunday, on the last day of the ISU World Cup Long Track Speed Skating stage held in Salt Lake City, U.S.A., allowing him to win the gold medal,...

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