Ted-Jan Bloemen and Graeme Fish medal for Canada in men’s 10000m at Worlds

Ted-Jan Bloemen (Dave Holland, Canadian Olympic Committee)

Canadian Olympic gold medalist Ted-Jan Bloemen of Calgary, Alberta and Graeme Fish of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan won the silver and bronze respectively in the men’s 10 000 metres at the 2024 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Calgary, Alberta on Sunday. For Bloemen, it was his eighth medal in the history of the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships, and for Fish it was his third medal at the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships.

In the men’s 10000 metres on Sunday, Bloemen had a time of 12:47.01. Fish had a time of 12:48.61. Davide Ghiotto of Italy won the gold medal with a time of 12:38.82. Bloemen reached the podium by 3.31 seconds over Patrick Roest of the Netherlands, who had a fourth place time of 12:50.32. Fish reached the podium by 1.71 seconds over Roest.

Bloemen won the gold medal in the men’s 10 000 metres at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. At the time, his winning time in Pyeongchang was 12:39.77, an Olympic record. Bloemen and Fish are both world record holders in the past in the 10 000 metres. Bloemen had a time of 12:36.30 in winning a World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah on November 21, 2015, and Fish had a time of 12:33.86 in winning the 2020 World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Salt Lake City. The medals for Bloemen and Fish will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan/Cortina d’Ampezzo. 

 

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