Ivanie Blondin, Connor Howe, Isabelle Weidemann and Ted-Jan Bloemen, all Olympians, won gold on Friday at the Canadian long-track speedskating championships.
Blondin, from Ottawa, won the women’s 1,000-metre event in one minute 15.62 seconds.
Maddison Pearman of Ponoka, Alta., took silver (1:16.43), while Carolina Hiller of Prince George, B.C., raced a personal best time of 1:16.68 for bronze.
Howe, from Canmore, Alta., won the men’s 1,000 metre.
Laurent Dubreuil of Lévis, Que., continued his medal streak by claiming silver in 1:08.08, one day after winning gold in the 500m. Three-time Olympian, and two-sport athlete, Vincent de Haitre of Cumberland, Ont., finished third in 1:08.31.
Weidemann of Ottawa soared to victory in the women’s 5,000 metres, crossing the finish line at 6:56.28.
Valerie Maltais of Chicoutimi, Que., earned silver (6:58.77) and Blondin added to her medal collection, finishing in 7:04.65 to claim bronze.
Calgary’s Bloemen won the men’s 10,000-metre race with a time of 13:06.95.
Graeme Fish of Moose Jaw, Sask., earned silver in 13:13.39 and Jordan Belchos of Markham, Ont., secured bronze in 13:19.10.
The Canadian Press