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Le patineur Steven Dubois se penche dans un virage durant une course.

Stephen Dubois wins bronze in the 500m, his second in Beijing

Hungarian Shaoang Liu received honors. The 23-year-old athlete, who also won a bronze medal in the 1000m, only needed 40 seconds 338/1000 to cross the finish line.

The representative of the People’s Republic of China Konstantin Ivliev (40.431 seconds) climbed on the second step of the podium completed by Dubois (40.669 seconds). Thus, Quebec got a second medal in China, After the silver in 1500 AD.

Stephen Dubois crosses the finish line behind Chuang Liu and Konstantin Ivlev.

Photo: Getty Images / Matthew Stockman

In the semi-finals, Dubois was hit by Hwang Dae-hyun in the last corner. So the South Korean was disqualified and the Maple Leaf representative advanced to the final, where he was nonetheless a less advantageous position than expected at the starting line.

In the final race, the Terrebonne native benefited from an excellent start to climb between the top three. He then completed a flawless round to defend his position. Leo and Ivliev did not seem to be at hand.

I started fourth, so I had nothing to lose. I can only get jobsIt is to explain. I know I had one of the best starts in the world so the first lap was the best place I could get..

And his compatriot, Jordan Pierre Gilles, was excluded from the quarter-finals. The 23-year-old skater crashed on his own, and that ended his last singles event.

Dubois and Pierre Gilles will compete in the 5000m relay final on Wednesday.

As we say in French: No two without three! I already have two colors, I’ll try to go for gold for sureThe double medalist at the Beijing Olympics warned.

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disappointment in the sequence

Earlier in the day, Canadian skaters finished off the podium in the 3,000m relay.

Courtney Sarlault, Kim Putine, Alison Charles and Florence Brunel swung between third and fourth for most of the race, but two dodgy stints in the final laps ultimately cost them dearly.

We expected a lot of work. Unfortunately, we ran away from him in the last exchangeShe said Putin after the race, surrounded by her teammates still shocked to express their feelings.

The Dutch won with a time of 4 minutes 3 seconds 409/1000, after leading mainly from start to finish. The silver medal was taken by the South Koreans (4:03,627), while the bronze went to the Chinese (4:03,863).

For their part, the Canadians needed 4:04,329 to go the distance. Hopes were high for the medal after their semi-final win earlier this week.

We gave everything we could. correct harsh At the moment. »

Quote from Kim Putin, women’s relay skater

Canada, which also missed the podium in Pyeongchang, suffered a second successive disappointment. Previously, the representatives of the maple leaf always took a medal in this event since it was added to the Olympics.