Canadian Olympic champions skate to men’s 5,000m relay gold at short track World Cup


Canada’s men’s 5,000-metre relay crew that received the Olympic title in February captured the gold medal within the occasion on Sunday at the short track World Cup cease in Salt Lake City, returning to the highest spot of the rostrum for the primary time since Beijing.

The Canadian squad, consisting of Steven Dubois of Lachenaie, Que., Jordan Pierre-Gilles of Sherbrooke, Que., and Montreal’s Pascal Dion and Maxine Laoun, took the lead with 11 laps to go and held on to cross the end line with a time of six minutes 35.847 seconds.

Silver medallists South Korea have been 0.692 seconds slower than the Canadians. The Chinese crew accomplished the rostrum with a time of 6:37.054.

“It actually wasn’t a terrific day for any of the boys on a person degree, so it was clear that we would have liked to redeem ourselves within the relay,” Pierre-Gilles stated. “It made for a thrilling finish to the competitors and I’m wanting ahead to the following World Cups.”

WATCH l Canada strikes gold in men’s 5,000m relay:

Canada wins World Cup short track gold in men’s 5,000m relay

Canada ‘s Pascal Dion, Steven Dubois, Maxime Laoun and Jordan Pierre-Gilles end first within the men’s 5,000m relay at the short track World Cup in Salt Lake City.

Canada additionally made it to the rostrum within the ladies’s occasion.

Kim Boutin, Danaé Blais, Courtney Sarault and Renee Steenge got here simply 0.121 seconds shy of South Korea’s title-winning time to accept silver — their second of the season.

Italy completed third with a time of 4:05.538.

WATCH l Canada grabs 2nd relay medal of the day with ladies’s silver:

Canadian ladies’s short track relay crew wins 3,000m silver

Canada’s Kim Boutin, Danaé Blais, Courtney Sarault and Renee Marie Steenge skate to a second place end within the ladies’s 3,000m relay at the short track World Cup in Salt Lake City.

The relay medals have been Canada’s third and fourth of the day.

Ealier on Sunday, Sarault of Moncton, N.B., skated to a silver medal within the ladies’s 1,000m occasion for her first World Cup medal of the season.

Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands skated the gap in 1:28.241, edging Sarault by simply 0.05 seconds. American Kristen Santos-Griswold was third (1:32.965).

“I’m tremendous glad about my efficiency at the moment,” the 22-year-old Sarault stated. “I made a decision to cease doubting myself and simply go for it, and it payed off. It feels nice to be again on the rostrum.”

WATCH l Courtney Sarault secures 1st World Cup medal of season:

Courtney Sarault claims World Cup silver in short track 1,000m

Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., finishes second within the ladies’s 1,000m ultimate at a short track velocity skating World Cup occasion in Salt Lake City.

Fredericton’s Rikki Doak additionally reached the rostrum in Salt Lake City with a bronze medal within the ladies’s 500m race.

The 24-year outdated edged fellow Canadian Blais by simply 0.008 seconds. Blais completed fourth, a career-high outcome, for the second World Cup cease in a row, having completed simply exterior of the rostrum in Montreal final weekend.

“I used to be aggressive till the very finish and am so glad to win my first particular person distance medal,” stated Doak.

South Korea’s Minjeong Choi earned gold with a time of 42.384. Xandra Velzeboer of the Netherlands raced the gap in 41.602 seconds to spherical out the rostrum.

WATCH l Rikki Doak races to ladies’s 500m bronze:

Rikki Doak captures short track World Cup 500m bronze

Fredericton’s Rikki Doak finishes third within the ladies’s 500m ultimate at a short track velocity skating World Cup occasion in Salt Lake City.

Canada has received 12 medals after two World Cup stops.

The competitors will return in December in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for back-to-back rounds (Dec. Sept. 11, Dec. 16-18) earlier than returning in 2023 for stops in Dresden, Germany, in February, and Dordrecht, Netherlands, in March.

Watch dwell protection of all stops on, CBC Gem and the free CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.


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