Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Winter Sports/Speed Skating’ Category

Speed skating Olympians Blondin, Dubreuil front Canada’s long track team for Beijing

Monday, January 17th, 2022
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Eight men and eight women's speed skaters will attempt to build on Canada's storied long track history at the Winter Games that includes 37 medals when they compete next month in Beijing.

Canada’s Bloemen, Muller go 1-2 in men’s 5000m at ISU Speed Skating Four Continents Championships

Wednesday, December 15th, 2021
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Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen and Kaleb Muller held up the top two spots on the podium in the men's 5000-metre race at the ISU Speed Skating Four Continents Championships on Wednesday in Calgary.

Blondin wins silver in mass start, Canadian men earn 2 bronze at speed skating World Cup in Calgary

Sunday, December 12th, 2021
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Canada won three more medals on the final day of the long-track speed skating World Cup on Sunday at the Olympic Oval.

Canada’s Dubreuil breaks national record to win gold at Calgary speed skating World Cup

Friday, December 10th, 2021
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Canada's Laurent Dubreuil put an exclamation mark on a successful World Cup season on Friday in Calgary. The Levis, Que., broke the national record in the 500 metres with a time of 33.778 seconds to win gold.

Gilmore Junio wants speed skating career to be defined by more than personal success

Thursday, December 9th, 2021
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As Gilmore Junio attempts to reach his third consecutive Olympics, some things haven’t changed. The 31-year-old long-track speed skater burst onto the scene at the 2014 Olympics, when he gave his spot in the 1,000-metre race to a teammate.

Valerie Maltais crushes personal best to win 1,000m at Canadian speed skating trials

Friday, October 15th, 2021
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Heading toward what would be her fourth Olympics, Valerie Maltais appears to be on a mission in her new discipline. Maltais won the 1,000 metres at the Canadian long track speed skating championships on Friday with a personal-best time of one minute 14.95 seconds.

With high expectations for Beijing, Canada’s speed skaters hit the ice for trials in Calgary

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021
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The 2021 Canadian long track speed skating championships begin Wednesday in Calgary, a pivotal event toward the Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Canada’s Sarault captures silver, bronze medals at short track worlds

Sunday, March 7th, 2021
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Canada's Courtney Sarault added to her medal haul at the short track world championships on Sunday, securing the bronze medal in the women's 1,000m and silver in the 3,000m Superfinal.

Laurent Dubreuil earns pair of bronze at speed skating World Cup finale

Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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Canada's speed skating team capped its last warmup for the world championship with a pair of sprint bronze medals from Laurent Dubreuil on Sunday.

Ivanie Blondin captures overall mass start speed skating World Cup title

Sunday, March 8th, 2020
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Canada’s Ivanie Blondin captured the overall mass start title at the speed skating World Cup in Heerenveen, Netherlands on Sunday.