Six-time champion Kim Boutin
Kim Boutin stole the show with six gold medals this weekend at the Canadian Short Track Speed Skating Championships at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal. Boutin also won the title of national champion. On the men’s side, Steven Dubois of Lachenaie earned the same honor.
The Sherbrookoise first won the events of Saturday and Sunday in the 1500m in the 500m and in the 1000m in the women’s.
Kim Boutin, Steven Dubois and six other skaters, Quebeckers Pascal Dion, Maxime Laoun Charles Alyson, Cédrik Blais and his sister Danaé, as well as New Brunswick’s Courtney Sarault, won a position in the race group for the 2019- 2020, from which Canadian skaters will be selected to compete in World Cup competitions and World Championships.
“I’m really happy with what I did this weekend. It was a difficult summer, so for me it was bouncing off the ice and doing things like that, “said Boutin at the end of the events. The skater also admitted that she did not expect to win all six events on the weekend. “I find that girls during training push me and challenge me a lot. They are made of an international caliber and it really pushes me to surpass myself. I’m happy to have won everything, but I also liked having a challenge to overcome in all my races, “said the Sherbrookoise on the site of Speed Skating Canada.
For the future, Kim Boutin is looking forward to the presentation of the next two World Cups, particularly the one that will be presented in Montreal from November 8 to 10 in Montreal, still at the Maurice-Richard arena.
Other members of the Sherbrooke Speed Skating Club participated in this Montreal competition. In points, Nicolas Perreault ranks tenth due to a 5th and a 6th position in the 1500m finals. Jordan Pierre-Gilles won the B final of the same distance in the first final before taking third place in the second.