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Bloemen wins 5,000m gold, units observe file on residence ice at World Cup in Quebec Metropolis

Canadian lengthy observe velocity skater Ted-Jan Bloemen captured gold on residence ice with a record-setting efficiency on Friday in Quebec Metropolis.

The 2-time Olympic medallist gained the lads’s 5,000 metres with a track-record time of six minutes 13.87 seconds at the Centre de glaces Intact Assurance. Italy’s Davide Ghiotto positioned second in 6:17.18, simply 0.38 seconds forward of Norwegian bronze medallist Hallgeir Engebråten.

Moose Jaw, Sask., native Graeme Fish completed final in sixteenth place (6:43.41).

The win marks Bloemen’s third medal within the distance in as many weeks following bronze medals ultimately week’s cease and the 4 Continents Championships, each held on the Utah Olympic Oval close to Salt Lake Metropolis. He holds the nationwide file with a time of 6:01.86.

WATCH l Bloemen captures gold:

Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen wins 5,000m velocity skating World Cup gold on residence ice

Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen skated to a gold medal within the males’s 5,000-metre race, in a time of 6:13.87, on the primary day of the ISU World Cup Velocity Skating occasion in Quebec Metropolis.

Valérie Maltais of La Baie, Que., additionally returned to the World Cup podium for the second straight week with one other bronze within the ladies’s 3,000m earlier on Friday.

Maltais edged Ottawa’s Isabelle Weidemann by a mere 0.06 seconds with a time of 4:02.73, ending behind Dutch skaters Irene Schouten (4:01.11) and Pleasure Beune (4:02.62).

Fellow Canadian staff pursuit teammate Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa was eleventh out of the 16 skaters in 4:07.07.

Maltais gained gold in the identical occasion on the 4 Continents Championships.

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Quebec’s Valérie Maltais skates to World Cup 3,000m medal bronze in residence province

Valérie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., thrilled followers by incomes a bronze medal within the ladies’s 3,000-metre race, on the primary day of the ISU World Cup velocity skating occasion in Quebec Metropolis.

The ultimate meet of the lengthy observe World Cup season runs by means of Sunday, with dwell protection on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem. The competitors continues Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Twenty-nine Canadians representing seven provinces are competing in Quebec Metropolis, which is internet hosting its first World Cup since 1992.

Maltais and Blondin will compete within the ladies’s mass begin on Sunday, the place they’re ranked first and second within the standings, respectively.

The ultimate World Cup cease shall be adopted by the world championships in Calgary (Feb. 15-18).

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