THE FIRST Canadian medal of Beijing 2022 belongs to speed skater Isabelle Weidemann.
The Ottawa local earned bronze in the women’s 3,000 metres with a time of 3 minutes 58.64 seconds on Saturday in China.
Weidemann becomes the primary Canadian woman to climb the podium in lengthy track considering Vancouver 2010.
The Netherlands’ Irene Schouten received gold with an Olympic report time of three:56.93, whilst Italian Francesca Lollobrigida snagged silver in 3:58.06.
CANADA’S FIRST MEDAL