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Blondin, Gélinas-Beaulieu skate to mass begin silver on dwelling ice at worlds in Calgary

Canadians earned double silver medals within the mass begins on Saturday on the World Velocity Skating Single Distances Championships on the Olympic Oval in Calgary.

Dutchwoman Irene Schouten and Canada’s Ivanie Blondin repeated their Olympic one-two end in ladies’s mass begin. Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu of Sherbrooke, Que., claimed silver within the males’s mass begin behind victorious Bart Swings of Belgium.

WATCH l Gélinas-Beaulieu claims mass begin silver for Canada’s eighth medal in Calgary: 

Canada’s Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu claims mass begin silver for third medal at worlds

Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu of Sherbrooke, Que., locations second within the males’s mass begin closing for his third medal (one gold, one silver, one bronze) on the ISU World Velocity Skating Single Distances Championships in Calgary.

Schouten recovered from an early fall within the 16-lap mass begin to work her manner again into the pack. The Dutchwoman edged Ottawa’s Blondin within the closing dash as she did in Beijing’s Olympic Video games two years in the past.

Blondin’s teammate Valerie Maltais fell with simply over three laps to go in a collision with Schouten. Gelinas-Beaulieu’s silver medal was the very best worldwide results of his profession in a person race.

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Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin captures mass begin silver at single distances worlds

Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa finishes second within the ladies’s mass begin closing for her third medal (two silver, one gold) on the ISU World Velocity Skating Single Distances Championships in Calgary.

American star Jordan Stolz received his second gold medal in as many days along with his victory within the 1,000-metre occasion earlier on Saturday.

The 19-year-old grew to become the primary male to win world championship gold in three particular person distances final yr.

He is a win away from repeating his hat trick at Calgary’s Olympic Oval. Stolz competes within the 1,500-metre race Sunday.

He posted a track-record time of 1 minute 6.05 seconds lower than a month after setting a 1,000-metre world document in Salt Lake Metropolis.

China’s Ning Zhongyan was second in 1:06.53 and Kjeld Nuis of the Netherlands third in 1:06.80.

Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil, who was second to Stolz within the 500 metres, completed fourth.

Japan’s Miho Takagi took the ladies’s 500 metres in 1:12.83.

China’s Han Mei was the silver medallist in 1:13.27 and Dutchwoman positioned third in 1:13.28.

Reside protection of the world championships continues Sunday at 2:30 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem. Play-by-play and color commentary can be provided by CBC Sports activities’ Signa Butler and Anastasia Bucsis, a former Olympic velocity skater.

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