Short track speed skater Pascal Dion retires at age 29

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According to the Canadian Press on Wednesday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Pascal Dion of Montreal, Quebec has retired from short track speed skating at age 29. Dion won a gold medal for Canada in the men’s 5000 metre relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, and a bronze medal for Canada in the men’s 5000 metre relay at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. 

At the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Canada posted a winning time of 6:41.257. South Korea won the silver medal with a time of 6:41.679 and Italy won the bronze medal with a time of 6:43.431. Canada reached the podium by 2.183 seconds over the Russian Olympic Committee, which had a time of 6:43.440. Dion teamed up in the final with Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec, Steven Dubois of Laval, Quebec, and Jordan Pierre-Gilles of Sherbrooke, Quebec.

The 2022 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Montreal was very special for Dion. He won the silver medal in the men’s 1500 metres, silver medal in the men’s 5000 metre relay, and a bronze medal in the men’s 5000 metre relay. Dion also won a bronze medal in the men’s 1500 metres at the 2023 World Short Track Speed Skating Championships in Seoul.

Dion also had a great success at the World Cup level. He won 15 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals for 36 medals overall.

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