By Woodard, Dale on February 3, 2020.
Muller, Team Canada skate to gold
Kaleb Muller has helped Team Canada to their only gold medal at the ISU Four Continents Speed Skating Championships.
The speedskater from Cranford teamed up with Hayden Mayeur of Toronto and Jake Weidemann of Ottawa on the final day of competition Sunday in Milwaukee.
The Canadian trio stopped the clock with a time of 3:44.261 to claim top spot after the American team was disqualified in the final pair. The trios from Korea and Kazakhstan took second and third position, respectively.
Canada won two other medals on the final day.
Laurent Dubreuil got it started, picking up a silver in the men’s 1,000m. His time of 1:08.546 was a mere two-thousandths of a second slower than that of gold medalist Koki Kubo of Japan.
Lindsey Kent (Winnipeg), Maddison Pearman (Ponoka) and Alexa Scott (Clandeboye, Man.) skated to a silver medal in the ladies Team Pursuit, behind the team from the USA and ahead of the Chinese athletes. With a time of 3:08.604, they brought the total number of Canadian medals from the Four Continents Championships to eight.
The Canadian long track team will be in action again next weekend as they host the world’s best skaters at the ISU World Cup in Calgary. Twenty-seven athletes will represent Canada at the Olympic Oval. Tickets are still available at http://www.worldcupcalgary.ca.