2018-2019 Short Track Season Summary: Canada ~ Passion/Patin/Vitesse - Passion/Speed/Skating


7 août 2019

2018-2019 Short Track Season Summary: Canada

Here’s a look back at team Canada's 2018-2019 World cup season in short track speed skating.

By Florence Gauthier
Photo: Danny Kim (@dk_st)

Boutin keeps going
After missing the first two World Cups, Kim Boutin came back and won two individual medals in the third and kept that pace during the second part of the season. In three World Cups, she won two silver medals in the 1500m, one bronze in the 500m and added one gold and one bronze in the 1000m. As for the other ladies, thanks to her consistency and gold medal in Salt Lake City, Alyson Charles finished 3rd overall in the 1000m.

Two individual medals for Blais - Dubois impressive
Cédrik Blais's efforts paid off on February 3rd when he won his first individual World Cup medal, a bronze in the 500m. He returned to the podium the following weekend when he finished 3rd in the same distance. After a first individual medal last November, Steven Dubois did not stop. In Turin, he won the bronze in the 1000m and the 1500m. In the overall standings, Dubois managed to climb to second place, behind Kim Gun Woo of South Korea, in the 1500m.

Good rankings in the relays
The men won the gold medal in the relay in Dresden and the silver in Almaty, which allowed them to finish in 2nd place in the overall standings. For the women, their two bronze medals put them in 4th place at the end of the season. For the first year of the distance, the mixed relay team finished 3rd overall thanks to a gold medal in Almaty and a silver medal in Turin.

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