Speed skating Canada
The team of Valerie Maltese, Isabelle Weidmann and Evanie Blondin advanced to gold in the team pursuit Saturday at the ISU Speed Skating World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah.
It is the second gold in as many weeks for the trio after they finished first last weekend at the Four Continents Championships.
The trio skated with a time of 2:54.07 seconds, ahead of Japan in second place by 1.44 seconds, and the United States by 3.59 seconds.
It is Malta's second medal in as many days after taking bronze in the 3,000m on Friday.
Laurent Dubreuil continued his quest for the top spot in the 500m World Cup standings with a silver medal on Saturday.
Dubreuil finished his time close to the gold medal as he crossed the line in 34.05 seconds, just 0.09 seconds ahead of American Jordan Stolz. Yuma Murakami from Japan rounded the time. Stolz achieved a personal best with his gold medal.
Dubreuil was coming off his first 500m World Cup gold of the year in Quebec City, and a Four Continents Championships gold the week before. He has now won three silverware during the 2023-24 season and ranks second overall, 37 points behind Japan's Wataru Morishige. Morishige finished 10th on Saturday.
is reading: Dubreuil won gold in the 500 metres, and Blondin took silver in the mass start at the World Cup in Poland
Also in Canada, Connor Howe missed the podium by just 0.06 seconds in the men's 1,500 metres, finishing fourth. Two Canadians made the top 10 in the women's 1,500 metres: Evanie Blondin was sixth, while Valerie Maltese was 10th.
Speed skating continues Sunday in Utah with the men's and women's 1,000 meters, the men's 5,000 meters, the women's mass start, and the mixed relay.