Canadian long track speed skaters finish 16th, 17th & 18th at 2018 ISU World Allround Championships

Amsterdam, Netherlands, March 11, 2018 – Ted-Jan Bloemen from Calgary, AB, Denny Morrison from Fort St. John, B.C., and Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu from Sherbrooke, QC, respectively finished 16th, 17th and 18th at the 2018 ISU World Allround Championships that ended on Sunday in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
 
In the men's 1500m race held on Sunday, Bloemen was the top Canadian with a sixth-place finish (1:51.22). Morrison was 11th (1:52.09) while Gélinas-Beaulieu was 19th (1:53.76).
 
No Canadian skater qualified for the 10,000m race, which included only the top eight skaters in the men's overall standings following the first three individual events.
 
Dutch skater Patrick Roest was crowned World Champion. Norway's Sverre Lunde Pederson and Marcel Bosker of the Netherlands were second and third overall, respectively.

The women's competition ended on Saturday. Canada's Ivanie Blondin from Ottawa, ON, finished 12th overall, while Japan's Miho Takagi was crowned World Champion.
 
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the ISU World Allround Championships, the competition was held outdoors, where it has rained over the weekend, on an oval specially created for the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium.
 
More details are available at Speed Skating Canada's web site at www.speedskating.ca.

TODAY’S CANADIAN RESULTS

1500m – M
6. Ted-Jan Bloemen (1:51.22)
11. Denny Morrison (1:52.09)
19. Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu (1:53.76)

Final Ranking – M
16. Ted-Jan Bloemen
17. Denny Morrison
18. Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu

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Speed Skating Canada would like to thank its sponsors:

Premium partner: Intact Insurance
Funding partners: Government of Canada (Sport Canada), Own The Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee
Official On-Ice High Performance Apparel: Li-Ning
Long Track Team Sponsor: KIA
Official Suppliers: Auclair, USANA
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