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Canada’s Steven Dubois takes bronze for second Olympic short-track medal


Canadian short-track speedskater Steven Dubois is again on the Beijing Olympic podium for a second time after successful a bronze medal within the males’s 500 metres on Sunday.

The 24-year-old native of Terrebonne, Que., additionally received silver within the 1,500 metres after lacking out on the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics when he was named an alternate.

“Truthfully, I feel it was reduction,» Dubois informed CBC when requested concerning the 500 bronze. «I educated the entire 12 months and earlier than that too only for the five hundred. That is my specialty. I used to be tremendous completely satisfied. It was disbelief for the 15 and now it’s reduction for the 5 as a result of I knew I used to be robust within the 500 and I confirmed what I can do.»

Canada now has 14 medals in Beijing — one gold, 4 silver and 9 bronze.

Hungary’s Liu Shaoang received gold within the 500 metres whereas Russian Konstantin Ivliev grabbed silver.

Dubois handed Kazakhstan’s Abzal Azhgaliyev for third on the second flip and held on the remainder of the way in which.

“I knew I needed to make a cross at first of the race as a result of it was going to go quick,» Dubois stated. «I knew I had the most effective begins on this planet, that’s for positive. I used to be ready for an opportunity to make a cross within the first lap and I bought my probability.»

The judges awarded Dubois a spot within the remaining when Hwang Daeheon took him out within the final flip of the semifinal when the Canadian was in second place — usually the cut-off for reaching the ultimate.

Dubois can have a shot at a 3rd medal on Wednesday within the 5,000-metre males’s relay.

“I’ve the silver and the bronze and naturally we’re going for the gold,» he stated.

In the meantime, the Canadian girls’s short-track workforce fell simply in need of the rostrum, ending fourth within the 3,000-metre relay on Sunday.

Kim Boutin, Courtney Sarault, Florence Brunelle and Alyson Charles misplaced their grip on a medal within the remaining couple of laps of the four-team remaining.

The Netherlands received gold, South Korea was second and China was third.

“We needed to give the whole lot on the ice and that’s what we did. I feel we all know that,» Boutin, combating again tears, informed CBC.

Canada was third late within the race, however Sarault, working the anchor leg, couldn’t beat out her foes.

It marked Canada’s seventh fourth-place end on the Video games.

It additionally was Canada’s second fourth-place end in a row within the 3,000-metre girls’s relay on the Olympics. Canada had been on the rostrum within the occasion at each Olympics earlier than 2018 for the reason that sport made its debut in 1992.

The consequence denied Boutin a fifth profession Olympic medal.




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