Steven Dubois made up for a disappointing Saturday in short track with an individual bronze medal and relay gold 24 hours later with Canada’s men’s speed skating team in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
The 22-year-old from Lachenaie, Que., posted a time of one minute 29.727 seconds to finish third in the men’s 1,000-metre A final behind South Korea’s Park Ji-won (1:29.402) and Kim Dong Wook (1:29.528).
Dubois also joined Pascal Dion, Charles Hamelin and Jordan Pierre-Gilles to win the men’s 5,000 relay in 6:54.542 over the Netherlands (6:54.573) and China (6:54.039).
On Saturday, Dubois was fifth in the men’s 1,500 A final in 2:20.972.
WATCH | Steven Dubois crosses line 3rd in men’s 1,000m A final:
He has had a spectacular season since capturing the overall men’s title at the Canadian short track championships in Montreal back in September.
- At the inaugural ISU Four Continents short-track championship in January, Dubois was second in the men’s 1,500 at Montreal and second in the 500.
- The next day, he jumped from last place to second with two laps to go to win a silver medal in the men’s 1,000
- A week ago, Dubois skated to the first individual gold medal of his career on the World Cup circuit when he clocked in at 40.530 — ahead of Hungary’s Shaolin Sandor Liu (40.956) and Dutch skater Melle van’T — in the men’s 500 at an ISU short track World Cup in Dresden, Germany.
WATCH | Canada narrowly defeats the Netherlands for relay gold:
Meanwhile, the Canadian team of Danae Blais, Alyson Charles, Claudia Gagnon and Courtney Sarault were second in the women’s 3,000 relay in 4:10.740. The Netherlands topped the field in 4:10.255 and South Korea placed third in 4:10.772.
WATCH | Canadian women skate to relay silver in 3,000 metres:
Other Canadian results:
- Alyson Charles (Montreal) — 3rd in women’s 500-metre B final, 8th overall (43.907 seconds).
- Courtney Sarault (Moncton, N.B.) — 2nd in women’s 1,000 B final, 7th overall (1:34.849).
- Jordan Pierre-Gilles (Sherbrooke, Que.) — 1st in men’s 500 B final, 5th overall (41.453)