Olympic rookie Steven Dubois, the unlikeliest medal danger of Canada’s velocity skating trio within the men’s 1,500 metres, received a silver medal in a penalty-crammed festival on Wednesday evening in Beijing.
Dubois crossed the finish line in mins 9.254 seconds to earn Canada’s second silver of those Wintry Weather Video Games and eighth medal overall.
South Korea’s Hwan Dae-Heon posted a successful time of two:09.219 whilst Semen Elistratov of Russian Olympic Committee (2:09.267) amassed bronze at Capital Indoor Stadium.
The fifteenth-ranked Dubois arrived on the Olympics coming off his first individual medal of the season with a silver efficiency within the 500 to wrap up the sector Cup season in Dordrecht, Netherlands.
The 24-12 months-old used to be fourth within the 1,500 at the 2019 international championships in Sofia, Bulgaria and the following year picked up silver in a triple-medal attempt on the Four Continents Championships in Montreal.
In Wednesday’s final, Dubois began conservatively in the again of the ten-man field, moved to sixth with 9 of the THIRTEEN ½ laps remaining and jumped to second with eight laps closing. In a frenetic final lap, the Canadian held off Elistratov at the line in a photograph finish.
Dubois teammates, Pascal Dion and Charles Hamelin, who won 2014 Olympic gold in the distance, exited earlier in Wednesday’s adventure.
STEVEN DUBOIS MAKES IT HAPPEN