Canada’s Maltais claims bronze in 3,000m at velocity skating World Cup in Salt Lake Metropolis

Canadian lengthy observe velocity skater Valérie Maltais continued her robust season with a bronze medal within the girls’s 3,000 metres on the World Cup in Salt Lake Metropolis on Friday.

The 33-year-old from La Baie, Que., reached the rostrum with a time of three minutes 59.71 seconds on the opening day of competitors on the Utah Olympic Oval. Pleasure Beune of the Netherlands received gold in a personal-best 3:56.86, one spot forward of fellow Dutch skater Irene Schouten (3:58.20).

Maltais took dwelling a pair of gold medals on the identical ice final week on the 4 Continents Championships, within the 3,000m and the ladies’s group pursuit alongside Olympic champion teammates Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Weidemann. Canada’s skaters received 12 medals in complete.

Ottawa’s Blondin completed slightly below two seconds behind Maltais for seventh place in 4:01.55 on Friday, whereas Laura Corridor of Salmon Arm, B.C., was thirteenth with a personal-best time of 4:08.12.

WATCH l Maltais skates to World Cup bronze in 3,000m:

Maltais captures World Cup velocity skating bronze medal in Salt Lake Metropolis

Valérie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., claimed a bronze medal within the 3,000 metre race on the World Cup occasion in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah Friday.

American phenom Jordan Stolz etched his title within the document books earlier within the day, setting the world document within the males’s 1,000m.

The 19-year-old clocked 1:05.37 to beat the earlier mark of 1:05.69 set by Pavel Kulizhnikov of Russia in 2020 on the identical venue. China’s Ning Zhongyan claimed silver in 1:06.97, adopted by Italy’s David Bosa (1:07.06).

Canmore, Alta., native Connor Howe posted 1:07.84 to complete twelfth, whereas Vincent De Haître of Cumberland, Ont., was 18th (1:08.27).

Howe, who received gold final week within the 1,500m, additionally completed twelfth within the males’s mass begin on Friday with a time of seven:58.20 and one dash level.

Fellow Olympian Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu of Sherbrooke, Que., positioned nineteenth in 8:25.37.

Maddison Pearman, from Ponoka, Alta., and Blondin completed 18th and twentieth, respectively, within the girls’s 1,000m.

The three-day World Cup meet continues Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, with stay protection on CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem.

WATCH l Replay of Day 1 protection:

ISU World Cup Velocity Skating Salt Lake Metropolis: Day 1

Watch day one of many ISU World Cup velocity skating occasion from Salt Lake Metropolis, UT.

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