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Canadian Women’s Relay Team Wins Gold at World Cup in Shanghai

Steven Dubois and Kim Boutin earn bronze medals on final day of races

SHANGHAI, CHINA – The Canadian women’s short track relay team captured the elusive gold medal they’ve been working toward for several years during on the final day of ISU World Cup action in Shanghai. Steven Dubois and Kim Boutin both earned bronze medals as well, reaching the podium in the 500m and 1000m, respectively.

Graeme Fish Outlasts the Field for 10,000m World Cup Bronze

NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN – Graeme Fish earned the first individual World Cup medal of his career on Saturday, skating to bronze in the longest distance contested at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating, the gruelling 10,000m. His time of 13:04.255 was less than five seconds off the fastest pace of the day at the Alau Ice Palace in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Capturing the gold medal on his birthday was Patrick Roest of the Netherlands, who has been victorious in all three long-distance events so far this season. Russian skater Danila Semerikov rounded out the podium in silver medal position.

Boutin Wins Gold, Sarault Races to Bronze at World Cup in Shanghai

Dubois and Dion fall just short of podium in men’s 1500m

SHANGHAI, CHINA – Kim Boutin remains undefeated in the 500m this season after winning her fourth gold medal in the distance at the World Cup in Shanghai on Saturday. Courtney Sarault also reached the podium for Canada, winning bronze in the 1500m.

Matej Pederson and Mégan Boudrias Crowned Canadian Junior Short Track Champions

Results set the stage for naming of Canada’s team for the World Junior Championships and Youth Olympic Games

CALGARY, ALBERTA – Alberta’s Matej Pederson and Quebec’s Mégan Boudrias were crowned Canadian Junior Short Track Champions at the Olympic Oval in Calgary on Sunday. Each skater earned the most points among their respective fields of 32 skaters to capture the titles at the national competition, which was presented by Intact Insurance.

World Cup Podium Streak Continues for Kim Boutin

NAGOYA, JAPAN – In five World Cup finals so far this season, Kim Boutin has stepped on the podium each time. On Saturday, Boutin took home the silver medal in the 1500m at the ISU World Cup Short Track in Nagoya to continue her medal-winning streak on the circuit.

Boutin controlled much of the final race, only relinquishing the lead of the pack to gold medalist Ji Yoo Kim of Korea with two laps remaining. The Sherbrooke, Que. native’s time of 2:30.663 put her ahead of Italy’s Arianna Fontana on the podium.

Speed Skating Canada and Descente Partner to Outfit National Teams

Between 1998 and 2010, Canadian athletes captured 21 long track and 19 short track medals wearing Descente suits at the Olympic Games.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – Starting this season, Japanese-based manufacturer Descente Ltd. will become the Official Supplier of High Performance Apparel for Canada’s National Speed Skating Teams.

Blondin and Dubreuil add to Canadian medal haul on final day of World Cup

TOMASZOW MAZOWIECKI, POLAND - Ivanie Blondin and Laurent Dubreuil stepped on the podium for Canada at the ISU World Cup Speed Skating in Poland on Sunday, winning a silver medal in the ladies’ mass start and a bronze medal in the men’s 500m, respectively.
 
Blondin (Ottawa, Ont.) narrowly missed out on a second consecutive gold in the mass start, leading for most of the race but losing the sprint to the finish line against Irene Schouten of the Netherlands. Blondin ended with a time of 9:03.410 and 42 sprint points, ahead of Japan’s Nana Takagi.