Isabelle Weidemann wins silver in women’s 3000m at 2024 World Speed Skating Championships

Isabelle Weidemann (Jason Ransom, Canadian Olympic Committee) (with permission)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa, Ontario won the silver medal in the women’s 3000 metres at the 2024 World Speed Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta on Thursday. Weidemann posted a time of 3:58.01 for her first career individual medal at the World Speed Skating Championships.

Irene Schouten of the Netherlands won the gold medal with a time of 3:57.10. Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic won the bronze medal with a time of 3:58.33. Weidemann reached the podium by eight tenths of a second. Marijke Groenewoud of the Netherlands finished in fourth place with a time of 3:59.81.

For Weidemann, it was her fourth medal at the World Speed Skating Championships. Her other three came in the team pursuit. She won gold in 2023 in Heerenveen, Netherlands, silver in 2021 in Heerenveen, and bronze in 2020 in Salt Lake City.

Weidemann is also a three-time Olympic medalist. At the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, she won gold in the women’s team pursuit, silver in the women’s 5000 metres and bronze in the women’s 3000 metres. Over the next three days in Calgary, Weidemann will be competing in the women’s team pursuit on Friday, and the women’s 5000 metres on Sunday. The silver medal for Weidemann on Thursday will give her confidence as she prepares for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

 

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