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Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil captures 500-metre World Cup gold

STAVANGER, Norway — Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil gained World Cup gold within the males’s 500 metres Saturday.

The 29-year-old from Levis, Que., posted a successful time of 34.573 seconds.

Russia’s Artem Arefyev was second in 34.608 and Poland’s Marek Kania positioned third in 34.653.

Dubreuil, the reigning world champion within the 500, will race one other 500 on Sunday.

He completed second and third within the first two World Cup races of the season in Poland.

Additionally, Calgary’s Ted-Jan Bloemen took bronze within the males’s 10,000 metres forward of teammate Graeme Fish of Moose Jaw, Sask., in fourth.

Sweden’s Nils van der Poel set a observe report to win in 12 minutes 38.928 seconds.

Dutchman Jorrit Bergsma was second 17.16 seconds again of the Swede.

Bloeman, the reigning Olympic champion within the distance, completed 21.30 seconds again of gold.

Ottawa’s Ivanie Blondin, Maddison Pearman of Ponoka, Alta., and Alexa Scott of Clandeboye, Man., completed second in ladies’s crew dash behind Poland.

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