Short Track: Quadruple silver Sunday for Canada at Four Continents Championships
Canadian speed skaters captured four more medals on the final day of the ISU Four Continent Short Track Championships in Montreal, Quebec.
After coming back from a hiccup in her 1000m semifinal heat, Courtney Lee Sarault posted a time of 1 minute and 33.014 seconds in the 1000m final to stand on the second step of the podium. Choi Min Jeong of Korea took home the gold medal (1:32.712) while fellow Korean Kim Alang rounded out the podium with bronze (1:33.108). Alyson Charles also competed in the 1000m final, finishing in fifth place (1:33.297).
In the women’s 3000m relay event, Canada finished with silver and a time of 4 minutes and 12.028 seconds. The team consisted of Alyson Charles, Claudia Gagnon, Courtney Lee Sarault and Danae Blais. Korea took the gold medal with a combined time of 4:11.404 and China stood on the third step of the podium with a combined time of 4:12.239.
On the men’s side, Steven Dubois took home his third silver medal of the weekend in the 1000m final. Dubois posted a time of 1:27.897 to finish behind Hwang Dae Heon of Korea (1:27.719) and in-front of Korean Park Ji Won (1:28.033).
In the men’s 5000m relay, the Canadian men including Cedrik Blais, Charles Hamelin, Pascal Dion and Dubois, climbed to the second step of the podium in 6 minutes and 58.892 seconds. Korea took the top spot (6:58.666), while the USA rounded out the podium with bronze (6:59.891).
On Saturday, Canada took home four medals in Montreal. Dubois captured silver in both the 1500m and the 500m events. Charles and Sarault captured silver and bronze respectively in the women’s 500m event.
Kim Boutin was not present in competition this weekend due to precautionary reasons from a knee injury. Sunday concludes the ISU Four Continents Short Track Championships.