Isabelle Weidemann of Ottawa, Ontario won the silver medal in a women’s 5000 metre World Cup in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland on Sunday. It was one of two medals for Weidemann on the weekend as she also won a bronze medal with Ivanie Blondin of Ottawa, Ontario and Keri Morrison of Burlington, Ontario in the women’s team pursuit.
In the women’s 5000 metres, Weidemann posted a second place time of 7:06.19. Esmee Visser of the Netherlands won the gold medal with a time of 7:05.188. Natalia Voronina of Russia won the bronze medal with a time of 7:08.686.
Weidemann reached the podium by 4.03 seconds over Blondin, who finished in fourth place with a time of 7:10.220. After three races, Weidemann is in second place in the World Cup standings in the women’s 5000 metres. She is at 146 points. Visser leads at 149 points.
In the women’s team pursuit on Friday, Canada posted a third place time of 3:05.7. Japan’s Miho Takagi, Nana Takagi and Ayano Sato won the gold medal with a time of 3:02.49. Russia’s Natalia Voronina, Elizaveta Kazelina and Evgeniia Lalenkova won the silver medal with a time of 3:04.1. Canada reached the podium by 1.32 seconds over the Netherlands, which finished in fourth place with a time of 3:07.02. The medals for Weidemann, Blondin and Morrison will give them confidence as they prepare for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.