Sarault, Dubois top podium at Four Continents short track championships


Steven Dubois, Courtney Sarault and Pascal Dion gained medals for Canada on the opening day of the ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships in Salt Lake City.

Dubois, of Lachenaie, Que., collected two medals on Friday, profitable gold within the males’s 500 metres and bronze within the 1,500 metres on the Utah Olympic Oval.

The 25-year outdated sprinted to a gold end within the 500 metres in 40.316. He was joined on the podium by American Andrew Heo (40.687) and teammate Pascal Dion (41.482), who was elevated right into a bronze-medal place after fellow Canadian Maxime Laoun was penalized within the closing.

WATCH | Dubois wins 500m gold:

Canada’s Steven Dubois wins 500m gold in Salt Lake City

Dubois takes top spot within the males’s 500m at the ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships.

Dubois additionally reached the podium within the males’s 1,500 metres, transferring from fifth place to 3rd place within the closing two laps, putting him behind Koreans Ji Won Park (2:16.409) and Kyung Hwan Hong (2:16.471).

Earlier within the day, Sarault claimed gold within the girls’s 1,500 metres with a time of two:25.614, popping out on top in a stacked closing that additionally included teammates Claudia Gagnon and Ann-Sophie Bachand.

The Moncton, N.B., native moved into the lead with 5 laps remaining and skated defensively to fend off fellow medal winners Kristen Santos-Griswold from the United States (2:25.708) and Minjeong Choi of Korea (2:25.737). Canadians Gagnon (2:26.223) and Bachand (2:28.044) completed fourth and seventh, respectively.

The ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships finish on Saturday with medals to be awarded within the 1,000 metres and as each the ladies’s 3,000 metres and males’s 5,000-metre relays.

WATCH | Sarault captures gold in girls’s 1,500m:

Courtney Sarault takes top spot in girls’s 1,500m short track

The Canadian skater gained in a photograph end at the ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships.


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