Steven Dubois collects short track silver for Canada at World Cup opener in Montreal


Steven Dubois, who gained a pace skating silver medal for Canada in the 1,500 metres at the Beijing Olympics in February, delivered the identical consequence at the season-opening short track World Cup on Saturday in Montreal.

Dubois, who led halfway by the A closing, reached the end line at Maurice Richard Arena in two minutes 14.312 seconds behind South Korea’s Park Ji Won and 1-A thousandth of a second forward of his teammate, Hong Kyung Hwan, in a photograph end.

“It was a insane race. I knew I needed to be in entrance and made my approach there, however received pushed again after about six or seven laps,” Dubois mentioned in a Speed Skating Canada information launch. “I took a number of laps to regain my composure — I knew I had the legs, I simply wanted to take a breather.”

“I did not wish to soar proper again into the motion, so I simply watched what was taking place. I knew the 2 Dutch skaters actually used their legs and that I might cross them. And then I had some pace popping out of the ultimate flip and simply laid all of it out.”

Montreal’s Pascal Dion fell and positioned final among the many six finishers in 2:54.242.

Two weeks in the past, Dubois of Terrebonne, Que., gained the boys’s nationwide title for a 3rd consecutive 12 months at the Canadian championships in Quebec City.

“He has nice potential,” Dubois’ former relay teammate, the retired Charles Hamelin, advised Montreal’s La Presse newspaper. “He has distinctive athletic and skating qualities that I personally have by no means had in my life. If you mix these qualities with a sure confidence, overlook it, the remainder of the world is not going to discover it humorous!

“When confidence kicks in and he goes for it fearlessly, he will be robust to beat.”

WATCH | Dubois wins 1,500-metre silver medal in picture end:

Steven Dubois wins 1500m short track world cup silver

Terrebonne, Que. native Steven Dubois completed with a time of two:14.312 to narrowly seize the silver medal in the boys’s 1500-metre closing at the ISU World Cup Short Track competitors in Montreal.

Dubois, a triple medallist at the Beijing Winter Games, captured silver in a penalty-filled competitors in China together with relay gold in the 5,000 and bronze in the five hundred.

The 28-year-old Dubois began skating at the age of 11 or 12, selecting pace skating over hockey as a result of his dad and mom did not just like the environment in hockey rinks.

A substitute with the 2018 Olympic staff in Pyeongchang, South Korea, he was fourth in the 1,500 at the 2019 world championships and the next 12 months picked up silver in a triple-medal effort at the Four Continents championships in Montreal.

Canada wins combined relay bronze

Canada gained bronze in the two,000-metre combined relay on Saturday with a time of two:41:066. Korea (2:39.586) claimed gold, whereas Belgium (2:41.025) completed second in the 18-lap race.

Canada was represented by Courtney Sarault (Moncton, N.B.), Rikki Doak (Fredericton), Félix Roussel (Sherbrooke, Que.) and Mathieu Pelletier (Laval, Que.).

It is the primary profession World Cup medal for Doak, Roussel and Pelletier. Dubois, Dion and Claudia Gagnon additionally acquired medals for their participation in Friday’s quarter-finals.

WATCH | Canada skates to bronze in combined relay:

Canada narrowly earns 2000m relay short track world cup bronze

Despite a fall at the end line, the Canadians clocked in at 2:41.066 to seize the bronze medal in the 2000-metre combined relay closing at the ISU World Cup Short Track competitors in Montreal.

Sherbrooke’s Jordan Pierre-Gilles was fourth in the boys’s 1,000 (1:24.532). Roberts Kruzbergs of Latvia gained in 1:23.959.

Claudia Gagnon positioned seventh (2:32.519) of seven finishers in the ladies’s 1,500, gained by Suzanne Schulting (2:31.052) of the Netherlands.

In the ladies’s 1,000, three-time defending Canadian champion Kim Boutin completed fourth in her warmth and superior to the B closing. The A closing featured Doak, who fell and did not register a time.

Live streaming of the occasion on continues on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET.

The subsequent cease on the World Cup short track circuit is Salt Lake City on Nov. 4, adopted by Almaty, Kazakhstan (Dec. Sept. 11, Dec. 16-18).

For extra short track protection, watch CBC Sports Presents, our weekly program that spotlights the very best high-performance athletes from Canada and around the globe. Stream the present on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET


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