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Blondin, McDougall and Hiller capture World Cup team sprint silver medal

By The Canadian Press on February 18, 2023.

TOMASZÓW MAZOWIECKI, Poland – Canadians Ivanie Blondin, Brooklyn McDougall and Carolina Hiller captured a silver medal in the team sprint event at a World Cup speedskating competition Saturday.

Ivanie, of Ottawa, McDougall, of Calgary, and Hiller, of Prince George, B.C., posted a time of one minute 28.73 seconds to finish behind the U.S. (1:27.92). China was third (1:29.51).

Saturday’s result helped the U.S. edge Canada in the overall World Cup rankings (168 points to 162).

Blondin was also seventh in the women’s 1,500-metre event.

Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que., was sixth in the men’s 500-metre event but still finished atop the overall standings.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 18, 2023.

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