Short track: Three medal weekend for Team Canada skaters
Team Canada’s relay team finished just short of the gold medal position on the final day at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
The team of Kim Boutin, Rikki Doak, Courtney Sarault, and Renee Marie Steenge raced to a time of 4:07.68, just 0.23 seconds short of Netherlands in the 3000m relay. Korea rounded out the podium with bronze.
Felix Roussel won his first career individual medal with a bronze in the men’s 1000m on Saturday at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
The 21-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que. has taken home four relay medals during 2022-23 season, but his best individual finish was seventh place in the 1500m before his breakout performance Saturday.
With a time of 1:25.02, Roussel also set a new career-best time along with his podium finish.
On the women’s side, Courtney Sarault is closing out the short track season strong as she picked up another medal in the 1500m.
After winning her heats in both the quarterfinal and semifinal round, Sarault raced to a time of 2:26.591 to claim bronze.
Her countrymate, Kim Boutin, was not far behind as she raced to 2:26.802 and missed the podium by just a fraction of a second.
For Sarault, it’s her fourth medal in the 1500m, and 13th overall at the ISU Short Track World Cup this season.
The 2022-23 short track season concludes next weekend in Dordrecht, Netherlands.