Boutin, Dubois win Canadian short track championship titles

The 2022 Canadian short track champions were crowned on Sunday with Kim Boutin and Steven Dubois claiming national titles at the Canadian Short Track Championships in Quebec City.

It was the third consecutive national title for both Olympians.

Boutin, originally from Sherbrooke, Quebec, won both the 500m-2 (43.665) and the 1.000m-2 (1: 37.438), bringing her medal tally to four in the three days of competition (three gold, one gold). silver). Four-time Olympic medalist she finished the weekend 19,000 points-1,800 points clear of runner-up Courtney Sarault.

Renée Steenge (43,758) and Rikki Doak (43,848) finished second and third respectively in the 500m, while Sarault (1: 38.007) and Steenge (1: 38.162) completed the podium in the 1.000m.

Dubois topped the men’s rankings with 20,000 points after winning four gold medals: two in the 500m and one each in the 1,000 and 1,500m.

Fellow Olympian Pascal Dion finished 3,000 points behind Dubois for second place.

Dubois, a two-time Olympic medalist from Lachenaie, Quebec, posted a time of 40,574 beating Maxime Laoun (40,807) and Mathieu Pelletier (41,852) in the 500m. He then defeated Dion (1: 28.394) and Félix Roussel (1: 28.501) in the 1,000 meters with a time of 1: 28.271.

The Canadian short track team now turns its attention to the international season with the ISU World Cup Short Track in Montreal arriving on October 28th.

WATCH | 2022 Canadian Short Track Championships: Day 3 – Afternoon Session:

2022 Canadian Short Track Championships: Day 3 – Afternoon session

Watch the 2022 Canadian Short Track Championships from Quebec City.

The Maltese, Howe, win national titles starting in series

Valérie Maltais and Connor Howe each won their first national titles in the mass start later in the day to wrap up the Canadian Long Track Championships.

Maltais, originally from Saguenay, Que., Finished in 8: 49.716 by beating Maddison Pearman (8: 49.721) for first place. Her hometown skater Béatrice Lamarche (8: 50.710) also reached the podium for her third bronze medal of the weekend.

Howe (7: 49.623) won a thrilling men’s mass start that saw numerous changes of lead, while contenders Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu and Graeme Fish suffered crashes. Hayden Mayeur (7: 49.880) and Jake Weidemann (7: 49.913) won silver and bronze respectively.

Howe, a 22-year-old from Canmore, Alta., Was previously crowned the 1,500m champion on Saturday.

The international long track season begins with World Cup stages in Norway and the Netherlands in November before returning to Canada for three races in December.

The ISU Four Continents Championships will take place December 2-4 in Quebec City, followed by World Championships 3 and 4 in Calgary on the weekends of December 9-11 and December 16-18.

WATCH | 2022 Canadian Long Track Championships – Women’s and Men’s Mass Start:

Canadian Long Track Championships 2022: mass start for women and men

Watch the women’s and men’s mass start at the 2022 Canadian Long Track Championships from Quebec City.

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