Speed skating: relay canadian gets the gold in 5000m race in Dresden

Patinage de vitesse: le relais canadien obtient l’or sur 5000m à Dresde

Photo: Graham Hughes Archive The canadian Press
Skater Samuel Girard, Charles Hamelin

The relay male has got the gold in Canada in 5,000 m at the world Cup speed skating on short track in Dresden, Sunday, while Cedric Blais adjugeait the bronze in the 500m

The team of Charles Hamelin, Samuel Girard, Charle Cournoyer and Pascal Dion has been the fastest during the final. The four skaters in quebec have completed the race in six minutes and 44,646 seconds. The Japanese (6:45,810) and Hungarians (6:50,998) followed, while the Chinese have been penalized.

A little earlier, Blais has been awarded the first medal to the individual of his career in the world Cup. The Quebec completed the distance in 40,344 seconds in the final 500 m, allowing him to put the hand on the bronze. This is South Korean Jun Lim Hyo (eur 40.243) and Dae Heon Hwang (40,272) who were ahead in the order. For his part, Steven Dubois, ranked fourth in the B final of the 500m

On the other hand, the illustrious teammates Blais were less successful in the individual events on Sunday.

Kim Boutin finished the final women’s 500 m at the foot of the podium, while Hamelin had to settle for fourth place in the 1000 m after falling in the beginning of the course.

Canada also took part in the final of the women’s relay on 3000 m of The formation composed of Kim Boutin, Alyson Charles, Courtney Lee Sarault and Kasandra Bradette, however, has been hampered, thereby making the podium. The Russians have won the gold.

Team Canada has completed the world Cup in Dresden, with a harvest of five medals. Saturday, Boutin, Hamelin and Cournoyer have all won a silver medal.


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