- Dubreuil, Blondin turn in silver presentations Sunday along with men in the team chasing.
- Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil reached the speed skating World Cup stage twice in three days with Sunday’s silver-medal presentation in the men’s 500 metres at the long track season start in Poland.
Speed skaters reach the world cup podium twice:
Laurent Dubreuil and Ivanie Blondin swaddled up action at the long track opener world cup with a silver medal and later viewed fellow Canadians Ted-Jan Bloeman, Jordan Belchos and Conor Howe follow suit in men’s team chasing on Saturday.
One of the most ruling sprinters on the international speed skating scene, Dubreil Od levis, Que, won his second 500-metre award for Canada in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.
On Friday, the 29-year-old ruling World champion received the bronze after two times reaching the stag, including a gold medal performance, in Feb at the world tournament in Heerenveen, Netherlands.
“I am very happy with my day today and my first World Cup overall. To be on the podium two times in two 500 races is not easy with the depth of this field,” Dubreuil said in a Speed Skating Canada press release of his fifth consecutive podium finish at the distance on the international stage. Source – cbc.ca
He crossed the ending line in 34.7 seconds in Sunday’s contest won by Tatsuya Shinhama in 34.6, while Japanese crewmate Wataru Morishige was awarded bronze.
Later, Bubreuil finished fifth in the men’s 1,000. The Dutch trio of Hein Otterspeer (1:08.676), Thomas Krol (1:08.699) and Kjeld Nuis (1:08.836) wiped the stage.
“To be capable of achieving a fifth-place finish only an hour and a half after my 500 tells me that my training is working,” Dubreuil said. “I will need to be equally sharp next week if I want to continue winning medals.” Source – cbc.ca