Sarault leads Canada’s 6-medal haul on final day of Four Continents short track championships


Courtney Sarault skated to her second particular person gold of the weekend as Canada collected six medals on the final day of the ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships in Salt Lake City.

Quebec pace skaters Pascal Dion, Claudia Gagnon and William Dandjinou additionally received particular person medals on Saturday, whereas the ladies’s and combined relay groups received silver and bronze, respectively.

Sarault, a 22-year-old from Moncton, N.B., topped the rostrum within the girls’s 1,000 metres after making a number of well-executed passes on the Utah Olympic Oval. Sarault was in second place heading into the final lap, however her sturdy assault on the end line drew a penalty on main skater Shim Suk-hee of South Korea, giving Sarault the win in a single minute 28.615 seconds.

The penalty bumped Gagnon into third place (1:28.963), with China’s Gong Li claiming silver (1:28.840).

Sarault additionally received gold on Friday within the girls’s 1,500 metres.

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Another gold for Canada’s Sarault

Courteny Sarault of Moncton, NB., captured one other gold medal this time within the 1000 metre race on the 4 continents short track pace skating championships in Salt Lake City.

The males’s 1,000m final featured three Canadians, with Dubois, Dandjinou and nationwide champion Steven Dubois.

Montreal’s Dion led early till being handed mid-race by South Korea’s Park Ji-won (1:27.548). Dion was unable to get again in entrance, in the end taking dwelling silver in 1:27.592. Dubois was in third place getting into the final lap, however he slipped whereas popping out of a nook and Dandjinou moved forward of his compatriot to seize bronze (1:27.816).

Canada held on for bronze in a combined relay final that noticed a number of falls. The South Korean group fell on the primary trade, whereas the Canadians recovered rapidly after Dubois slipped with ten laps to go. The United States received gold in 2:38.095, with China skating to silver (2:38.244) forward of the Canadians (2:46.024).

Six Canadian skaters acquired medals within the occasion. Dubois, Sarault, Maxime Laoun and Léa Tessier delivered the bronze-medal efficiency, whereas Renée Steenge and Philippe Daudelin additionally raced within the semifinal.

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Sarault, Steenge, Gagnon and Ann-Sophie Bachand received silver within the girls’s relay in 4:05.049 after a back-and-forth battle with the South Korean group (4:04.767).

Dion, Dubois, Laoun and Dandjinou crossed the road third within the males’s relay, however the group was got rid of the rostrum after being penalized for a push from behind. China received gold in 6:54.766, whereas Japan (6:56.071) and South Korea (7:12.956) captured silver and bronze, respectively.

Canada’s short track pace skaters will return to Montreal for a coaching block earlier than the subsequent World Cup occasions in Almaty, Kazakhstan on Dec. September 11 and Dec. 16-18. Watch stay protection on, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android.


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