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Sports Canada's Boutin wins gold in short track 500 metre race at World Cup

20:55  07 december  2019
20:55  07 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canada's Boutin claims gold medal in women's 500 at short-track World Cup

  Canada's Boutin claims gold medal in women's 500 at short-track World Cup NAGOYA, Japan — Kim Boutin was one of three medallists for Canada on Sunday at a short-track speedskating World Cup, claiming gold in the women's 500 metres. Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., won silver in the women's 1,500 while the women's relay team also picked up a silver medal. Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., took the lead in the 500 off the start line and never looked back. She skated a clean race to stop the clock in 43.374 seconds, ahead of Italy's Arianna Fontana and Ji Yoo Kim of Korea.Boutin, the World Cup leader in the 500, has won all three races she's competed in this season in that distance.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Silver medalist Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands, Gold medalist Kim Boutin of Canada and bronze medalist Martina Valcepina of Italy poses during the medal ceremony with for the Ladies' 500m Short Track Speed Skating at the Oriental Sports Center on December 07, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang - International Skating Union/International Skating Union via Getty Images)© 2019 ISU SHANGHAI, CHINA - DECEMBER 07: (L-R) Silver medalist Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands, Gold medalist Kim Boutin of Canada and bronze medalist Martina Valcepina of Italy poses during the medal ceremony with for the Ladies' 500m Short Track Speed Skating at the Oriental Sports Center on December 07, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang - International Skating Union/International Skating Union via Getty Images)

SHANGHAI — Kim Boutin remained undefeated in the 500 metres this season on Saturday by winning her fourth World Cup gold medal in the distance.

Courtney Sarault also reached the podium for Canada, winning bronze in the 1,500.

Kim Boutin wins short track bronze, helps Canada to relay gold

  Kim Boutin wins short track bronze, helps Canada to relay gold Kim Boutin added to her individual short track success Sunday while helping her Canadian speed skating teammates to an elusive gold medal in women's relay on the final day of World Cup action in Shanghai. The native of Sherbrooke, Que., picked up her first bronze of the 2019-20 campaign in the 1,000 metres to give Boutin a medal in all eight of her individual distances this season."I lost a lot of energy making my outside pass at the start of the race," said Boutin, ranked No. 1 in the world in the 500, fourth in the 1,000 and fifth in the 1,500. "I really prevented the Chinese skaters from passing me.

Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., shook off a false start and cruised to victory with a time of 42.845 seconds.

Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands (42.877) and Martina Valcepina of Italy (42.971) rounded out the podium.

"I was a little nervous during the race," Boutin said. "I took off quickly and soon realized that there was a large gap and that can be stressful because they are coming with lots of speed.

"I don't think I skated the last two laps very well, however it's tough to come back and win another gold medal so I would say mission accomplished for me here today."

Sarault won her third individual medal of the season, posting a time of two minutes 25.395 seconds in the 1,500. The 19 year old from Moncton, N.B., won silver in the same distance last weekend in Nagoya.

Alang Kim (2:25.066) and Min Jeong Choi (2:25.269) won gold and silver, respectively.

Steven Dubois of Lachenaie, Que., and Pascal Dion of Montreal finished fourth and fifth, respectively, in the men's 1,500.

The Canadian Press

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