Canada wins six medals at a World Cup short track speed skating event in Seoul

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Canadian short track speed skaters won six medals this past weekend at a World Cup in Seoul, South Korea. Canadian skaters won four medals on Saturday and two medals on Sunday.

On Saturday, Canadian Olympic gold medalists Steven Dubois of Laval, Quebec and Pascal Dion of Montreal, Quebec won gold and bronze respectively in the men’s 1000 metres. Dubois had a winning time of 1:27.099. Dion won a bronze medal with a time of 1:27.302. Daeheon Hwang of South Korea won the silver medal with a time of 1:27.113. Dubois reached the podium by .236 seconds, and Dion reached the podium by .033 seconds. Jens van’ T Wout of the Netherlands finished in fourth place with a time of 1:27.335.

Also on Saturday, William Dandjinou of Sherbrooke, Quebec and Felix Roussel of Sherbrooke won silver and bronze respectively in the men’s 1500 metres. Dandjinou had a time of 2:16.482 and Roussel had a time of 2:16.553. Ji Won Park of South Korea won the gold medal with a time of 2:16.323. Dandjinou reached the podium by .194 seconds and Roussel reached the podium by .123 seconds. Wenlong Li of China finished in fourth place with a time of 2:16.676.

On Sunday, Dandjinou and Dubois won the gold and bronze respectively in the men’s 1500 metres. Dandjinou had a gold medal winning time of 2:18.661. Ji Won Park of South Korea won the silver medal with a time of 2:18.698. Dubois won the bronze medal with a time of 2:18.804. Dandjinou reached the podium by .716 seconds and Dubois reached the podium by .573 seconds. Itzhak de Laat of the Netherlands finished in fourth place with a time of 2:19.377.

In the World Cup standings in the men’s 1000 metres, Dubois is in second with 260 points, and Dion is in ninth with 152 points. Park leads with 275 points.

In the World Cup men’s 1500 metre standings, Dandjinou is in second with 400 points. Dubois is in fourth with 220 points, and Roussel is in 15th place with 122 points. Park leads with 406 points.

Dubois and Dion won a gold medal for Canada in the men’s 5000 metre relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. The World Cup medals in Seoul will give Dubois, Dion, Dandjinou and Roussel confidence as they prepare for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

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