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15 février 2022

Team pursuit gold medal goes to Canada

Canada and Norway are team pursuit Olympic champions in Beijing. 

By Jackob Savard
Photo : ISU speed skating

The Netherlands, Canada, Japan and the ROC were the four countries still in contention for a podium in the women's category, while in the men's category it was the Netherlands, the ROC, Norway and the United States that were still in the running.

The Canadians and the Japanese won their respective semi-finals in the women's event before facing each other in the grand final. Canada, represented by Isabelle Weidemann, Ivanie Blondin and Valérie Maltais, won the gold medal ahead of Japan and the Netherlands. In the last lap of the A final, the Japanese team fell, leaving the field open for the Canadians. Team Canada also established the new Olympic Record. 

In the men's event, Norway and the ROC were the two finalists after beating the Dutch and the Americans in the semi-finals. In the end, it was the Norwegian team that won the grand final. The ROC and USA finished second and third. 

The women's 1000m will be skated tomorrow in Beijing. 

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