Oliver Killig/dpa via AP
Oliver Killig/dpa via AP

A trio of short track silvers for Canada in Dresden

On Saturday, three of Canada’s speed skaters – Kim Boutin, Charles Hamelin, and Charle Cournoyer – all landed at the second spot on the podium at the Short Track World Cup in Dresden, Germany.

Boutin started the day off, sliding into second place in the 1500m race with a time of 2:23.140. She finished just behind South Korean Kim Ji Yoo (2:23.076) and ahead of Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands (2:23.200).

In the 1000m event Canada’s Alyson Charles finished in 4th place with a time of 1:32.722.

On the men’s side, Hamelin also won silver in the 1500m, finishing the race in 2:15.155. South Korean Kim Gun Woo won the race in 2:15.123, while Lim Hyo Jun, also of South Korea, finished third with 2:15.180.

Canadian Steven Dubois finished the race just off the podium in fourth place (2: 15.221) while Pascal Dion was ranked fifth in Final B.

Canada’s third medal of the day was won by Cournoyer in the 1000m. He also finished in between two South Koreans, claiming the silver medal in 1:25.412, behind winner Hwang Dae Heon (1:25.133). Hong Kyung Hwan won the bronze (1:25.416).

Competition continues on Sunday with other events including the relay. Canada advanced to the women’s 3000m final, as well as the men’s 5000m.