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The Montreal-based Allison Charles added a medal of the world Cup short track ISU to its collection, Sunday, when she got the gold for the first time of his career in the 1000 meters women played in Salt Lake City.
Charles has reached the top of the podium after having played the round of repechage in the morning, finishing first in her wave in each of the five races in which he took part on Sunday.
“To win a gold medal at my second world Cup, this is really amazing and it is beyond my expectations, said with joy Charles in a press release. I was really coming to learn and gain experience. Anyway, coming to Salt Lake City after having taken part in the step of Calgary, I knew what was my potential and that I could compete with the best.”
In the final, Charles has made a successful overtaking on the outside from the back of the pack to find himself in the lead around mid-race. After having skated in front of his opponents during rounds that remained to be done, it has held up to the finish line. It has outstripped the German Anna Seidel by three thousandths of a second.
“My goal this morning was to go up to the main table, said Charles. After that, I was going to a race at the time. It has been a long day : all in all, I did six races. My legs are pretty much finished! But in the final, I told myself that I was going to give everything I had left, and it has paid off with a medal.”
On the men’s side, Charles Hamelin has won a place in the final Was the men’s 500 metres after a contact with another skater had impeded in his run to the semi-finals. He finished fifth in the final, skating in a race at a pace fast enough to allow the gold medallist, the Chinese Wu Dajing, to establish a world record.
The Quebec Danae, Blais was the only other door-the colors of the canadian team to qualify for a final in an individual event on Sunday. She took second place in the B final of the 500m women.