Sports: Canada's Boutin secures 4th silver medal at short track worlds in Montreal

Boutin, Dion claim 1,500m silver at short track worlds in Montreal

  Boutin, Dion claim 1,500m silver at short track worlds in Montreal Canada's Kim Boutin and Pascal Dion claimed world championship silver in the women's and men's 1,500-metre short track speed skating event on Saturday in Montreal. Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., crossed the finish line with a time of two minutes, 24.201 seconds, narrowly edging out third-place finisher Seo Whimin of South Korea and fellow Canadian Courtney Sarault by less than a second. South Korea's Choi Minjeong grabbed gold (2:23.594), breaking past the field with three laps to go and never giving any room to be passed for the remainder of the race.

Boutin captured Canada ’ s first medal of the day, winning silver in the women’s 1500m. It was the Sherbooke native’s third career World Championship medal in the distance, having also won silver in 2018 and 2019. Boutin , who finished 10th in the 1500m at the recent Olympic Winter Games in The World Championships in Montreal conclude tomorrow, where medals will be awarded in the men’s and women’s 1000m and relays. Sunday’s 5000m men’s relay final will be the last ever race for the legendary Charles Hamelin, who is set to retire after an incredibly successful 20 year international

Canada ' s Kim Boutin , right, is congratulated by bronze medallist Natalia Maliszewska, of Poland, after winning gold in the women's 500-metre short track final in Montreal on Sunday. Kim Boutin has the image of a small cartoon tortoise on her skate strap, an odd icon for one of the fastest speedskaters in the world . But it serves a purpose and seems to be working. The speedy Boutin finished first in the women's 500-metre at the ISU short - track World Cup on Sunday for her fourth gold medal after just two events this season.

Kim Boutin of Canada, right, skates during the 1000-metre quarter-final at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal on Sunday. Boutin placed second during Sunday's final. © Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press Kim Boutin of Canada, right, skates during the 1000-metre quarter-final at the ISU World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal on Sunday. Boutin placed second during Sunday's final.

Kim Boutin's streak of silver medals continued on Sunday at the 2022 ISU world short track speed skating championships in Montreal.

The four-time Olympic medallist finished second in both the women's 1,000-metre event and 3,000m superfinal behind South Korea's Choi Min-Jeong, one day after claiming silver in both the 500m and 1,500m events.

The 27-year-old finished with a time of five minutes, 05.734 seconds to place second in the 3,000-metre, while South Korea's Seo Whi-min placed third. Canadians Courtney Sarault and Alyson Charles placed fourth and sixth respectively.

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Canada ' s Kim Boutin , left, pushes for a gold medal in the women's 1,000 metres at the short track world championships on Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria. She finished third as Suzanne Schulting, right, of the Netherlands defeated last year's champion, Min Jeong Choi of Korea, middle. Canadian speed skater Kim Boutin had hardly given herself a chance to digest a four - medal performance at the short track world championships when she began to envision a bigger and better 2019-20 season. "I was aiming to be world champion this weekend, so it's too bad that I did not accomplish that goal," the

Boutin , Canada ’ s flag bearer at the Pyeongchang Winter Games closing ceremonies last month, was third in 2 "I would have loved the silver and even gold, but I should have done a better job to protect my second place Boutin was poised to medal in the women’s 500. She led after two laps before falling while taking a turn. World short - track speedskating championships in Montreal rescheduled.

In the 1,000-metre event, the Sherbrooke, Que., native separated from the pack alongside Min-Jeong in the final laps, but the three-time Olympic champion held her off to capture gold with a time of 1:27.956 seconds, just ahead of Boutin's time of 1:28.076.

Xandra Velzeboer of the Netherlands finished in the bronze medal position while Moncton, N.B.'s Sarault finished fifth, posting a DNF.


Video: Kim Boutin wins 1,500m short track silver at world championships (cbc.ca)

The 21-year-old Sarault finished fourth in the 1,500m and 19th in the 500m.

Montreal native Charles finished fifth in the B Final with a time of 1:31.498. The 23-year-old finished fourth in the 500m and 17th in the 1,500m on Saturday.

The three Canadian women raced in the same semifinal heat. Min-Jeong separated from the pack in the semis, but Boutin and Sarault punched their tickets to the finals with times of 1:28.414 and 1:28.565, respectively. Charles finished fifth with a time of 1:30.819.

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This weekend’ s short track world championships have all the makings of a storybook ending for Canadian icon Charles Hamelin. His World Cup medal count has him in fifth, with Hamelin having the most total medals . Needless to say, Hamelin’ s legacy as one of the greatest in his sport is safe and solidified. “I’ve had the chance to win everything in my sport,” Hamelin said. Championship mettle. Hamelin will have plenty of support from his teammates in Montreal , who enter the relay competition as the Olympic champions and owners of a pair of World Cup gold and one silver from races this season.

TORINO, Italy — Canada ' s Kim Boutin won her first individual gold medal of the season Sunday, finishing atop the podium in the women's 1,000-metre race at the ISU short - track World Cup. Min Jeong Choi of South Korea took silver while Montreal 's Alyson Charles earned bronze. Boutin , a three-time Olympic medallist from Sherbrooke, Que., made a pass to the front with two laps remaining and crossed the line in one minute 32.508 seconds to capture gold. "I skated a good race and am starting to have a lot of different strategies in my tool box," Boutin said. "Reaching the podium with

Sarault won her quarter-final heat with a time of 1:30.279. Boutin and Charles, with times of 1:31.469 and 1:31.683, respectively, finished second in their heats to qualify for the semis.

You can watch competition from the short track worlds, continuing on Sunday on CBCSports.ca, CBC Gem and the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices.

You can watch more coverage by streaming Road to the Olympic Games on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET. Check your local listings for TV broadcast times.

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