Boutin wins two silver medals at world championships in Montreal – Team Canada
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After capturing an Olympic bronze medal in the 500m in Beijing just a few months ago, Kim Boutin added more shine to her medal collection on Saturday at the ISU World Short Track Championships in Montreal.
This time, she won two silver medals: one in the 500m and one in the 1500m.
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Boutin sat out the 2021 world championships in an attempt to be in better mental and physical shape for Beijing 2022.
She did not disappoint on her return.
Kim Boutin walked away with a silver medal in the 1500m after skating a time of 2:24.201. She was beaten by Korean Minijeong Choi who finished 0.6 seconds ahead of Boutin. Whimin Seo – also from Korea – won bronze. Boutin’s fastest time of the day was in the semifinals at 2:21.148.
Boutin came even closer a few hours later in the 500m. Her time of 42.57 was edged by Dutch skater Xandra Velzeboer who won gold with a time of 42.476. The Netherlands grabbed a double podium with Yara Van Kerkhof finishing third.
Courtney Sarault finished just off the podium in fourth in the 1500m, while Alyson Charles was fifth in the 500m.
On the men’s side, Pascal Dion took silver in the men’s 1500m finishing 0.55 seconds from first place.
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Hungarian Shaoang Liu defended his world championship title with gold, while Belgian Stijn Desmet finished third.
The ISU World Short Track Championships in Montreal will continue on Sunday with the 1000m, 3000m and relay finals taking place.