Canadian speed skaters Dubreuil and Maltais win gold at Four Continents Championships

Canadians Laurent Dubreuil and Valérie Maltais skated to the gold medals Friday in Quebec City at the ISU Four Continents Championships.

Dubreuil, of Levis, Que., won the men’s 500 meters in 34.46 seconds.

Behind the Canadian were silver medalist Yuma Murakami of Japan and Jun-Ho Kim of Korea, who took bronze.

Dubreuil won an Olympic silver medal in the men’s 1,000 earlier this year in Beijing.

WATCH | Laurent Dubreuil wins gold in the 500m in his hometown of Quebec:

Dubreuil wins ISU Four Continents speed skating gold at home

Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que., won a gold medal in the 500 meters on Friday at the ISU Four Continents event in Quebec City, crossing the finish line in a time of 34.47.

Maltais followed Dubreuil’s performance by taking first place in the women’s 3000m with a time of four minutes, three seconds.

Her compatriot Béatrice Lamarche clocked a personal best 4:10 to win bronze in the same race.

WATCH | Valérie Maltais wins gold in the 3000m in her home province:

Maltais wins gold at ISU Four Continents speed skating event

Valérie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., won gold in the 3,000 meters on Friday at the ISU Four Continents speed skating event.

Sitting between the two Canadians was Nadezhda Morozova of Kazakhstan, who won the silver medal.

Maltais ranks ninth in the 2022-23 women’s long distance standings.

Canadian Jordan Belchos also made it to the podium on home soil, claiming bronze in the men’s 5,000 metres.

Belchos’ time of 6:24 put him behind gold medalist Vitaliy Chshigolev of Kazakhstan and Korean skater Seung-Hoon Lee, who won silver.

Skating in the final run, the Toronto Belchos pushed Canadian teammate Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu off the podium and into fourth place by less than a second.



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