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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Pascal Dion supports Canada’s men to short track relay gold, gains silver in 1,000m

Key takeaways: 

  • Canadian women, the combined team also win relay silver in Debrecen, Hungary. 
  • Montreal’s Pascal Dion secured it 3-for-3 in podium closes this season over 1,000 metres, winning second to South Korea’s Hwang Daeheon at a World Cup competition on Sunday in Debrecen, Hungary. 
  • He also supported Canada’s men to relay gold in the 5,000 games.

Silver for Pascal Dion in 1000m: 

Pascal Dion had a comeback to his medal-winning steps in the 1,000-metre distance on Sunday and also added to a gold achievement in men’s relay ere fleeing from Hungary.

The Montreal speed skater joined Jordan-Pierre Gilles, Charles Hamelin and Steve Dubois atop the reward podium in the 5,000 games after posting six minutes 44.045 seconds to defeat South Korea (6:44.892) and the hosts Hungarians (6:45.003).

Presently, Dion paused the clock in 1:25.698 for silver in a short track World Cup event in Debrecen.

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The 27-year-old has joined the reward podium in all of his 1,000 events this season. He got bronze on Oct. 31 in Nagoya, Japan, one week after positioning third in Beijing.

Hwang Daeheon of South Korea was successful in Sunday’s game in 1:25.425, with Dutch skater Itzhak de Laat turning out the podium in 1:26.211.

Dion won his maiden World Cup medal in the men’s 1,500 on Saturday, winning silver behind China’s Ren Ziwei.

In the women’s event, Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., was punished and beaten out of reward competition in the 1,000 games.

Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands posted a triumphant time of 1:31.475, accompanied by South Korea’s Choi Minjeon (1:31.789) and Poland’s Natalia Maliszewska (1:31.950).

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