Boutin, Dubois win Canadian short track championship titles

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The 2022 Canadian short track champions had been topped on Sunday with Kim Boutin and Steven Dubois claiming the nationwide titles at the Canadian Short Track Championships in Quebec City.

It was the third consecutive nationwide title for each Olympians.

Boutin, a local of Sherbrooke, Que., gained each the 500m-2 (43.665) and 1,000m-2 (1:37.438) to convey her medal tally to 4 by way of the three days of competitors (three gold, one silver). The four-time Olympic medallist ended the weekend with 19,000 factors — 1,800 factors away from second-place finisher Courtney Sarault.

Renée Steenge (43.758) and Rikki Doak (43.848) completed second and third respectively within the 500m, whereas Sarault (1:38.007) and Steenge (1:38.162) rounded out the rostrum within the 1,000m.

Dubois completed atop the boys’s leaderboard with 20,000 factors after profitable 4 gold medals — two within the 500m and one every within the 1,000m and 1,500m.

Fellow Olympian Pascal Dion completed 3,000 factors behind Dubois for second place.

Dubois, a two-time Olympic medallist from Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of 40.574 to beat Maxime Laoun (40.807) and Mathieu Pelletier (41.852) within the 500m. He adopted it up by defeating Dion (1:28.394) and Félix Roussel (1:28.501) within the 1,000m with a time of 1:28.271.

Canada’s short track staff now turns their consideration to the worldwide season with the ISU World Cup Short Track in Montreal developing on Oct. 28.

WATCH | 2022 Canadian Short Track Championships: Day 3 – Afternoon session:

2022 Canadian Short Track Championships: Day 3 – Afternoon Session

Watch the 2022 Canadian Short Track Championships from Quebec City.

Maltais, Howe win mass begin nationwide titles

Valérie Maltais and Connor Howe every gained their first nationwide titles within the mass begin later within the day to wrap up the Canadian Long Track Championships.

Maltais, a local of Saguenay, Que., completed in 8:49.716 to edge Maddison Pearman (8:49.721) for the highest spot. Hometown skater Béatrice Lamarche (8:50.710) additionally reached the rostrum for her third bronze medal of the weekend.

Howe (7:49.623) gained an thrilling males’s mass begin that noticed quite a few lead adjustments, whereas contenders Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu and Graeme Fish suffered falls. Hayden Mayeur (7:49.880) and Jake Weidemann (7:49.913) gained silver and bronze, respectively.

Howe, a 22-year-old from Canmore, Alta., was beforehand topped the 1,500m champion on Saturday. 

The worldwide lengthy track season kicks off with World Cup stops in Norway and the Netherlands in November earlier than heading again to Canada for 3 competitions in December. 

The ISU Four Continents Championships are scheduled to run from Dec. 2-4 in Quebec City, adopted by World Cups 3 and 4 in Calgary on the weekends of Dec. 9/11 and 16-18.

WATCH | 2022 Canadian Long Track Championships – Women’s & males’s mass begin:

2022 Canadian Long Track Championships: Women’s & Men’s Mass Start

Watch the ladies’s mass begin and males’s mass begin on the 2022 Canadian Long Track Championships from Quebec City.

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