Speed Skating: Canada wins silver in women’s Team Pursuit
Team Canada skated to silver on Sunday in the women’s Team Pursuit event at the World Cup in Nagano, Japan.
The team composed of Ivanie Blondin, Isabelle Weidemann and Valérie Maltais secured their silver medal in 2 minutes 57.811 seconds. Japan took the top spot (2:56.371), while Russia took home the bronze medal (3:02.396).
It has been a strong weekend for the Canadians. Notable results came from Blondin, as she achieved her fifth consecutive gold medal on Saturday. On Friday, Jordan Belchos became the first Canadian to win the men’s mass start at a World Cup.
This concludes competition at this World Cup in Japan. Competition resumes at home in Calgary for the fifth ISU Speed Skating World Cup from February 6-7.