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Kim Boutin, Canadian Speedskater, Captures Olympic Bronze Medal In 500-Metre Short-Track Event

GANGNEUNG, Republic of Korea – Canadian short-track speedskater Kim Boutin has captured a bronze medal in the women’s 500 metres at the Winter Olympics.

The athlete from Sherbrooke, Que., finished fourth but was bumped up to third after South Korea’s Minjeong Choi was disqualified.

Arianna Fontana of Italy won gold in 42.569 seconds while Yara van Kerkhof was second in 43.256.

Boutin finished in 43.881 while Britain’s Elise Christie crashed out of the five-woman final.

The medal capped what started out as a disappointing day for the Canadian team.

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