Kim Boutin wins silver in Olympic short track speed skating

Ruben Hill
February 22, 2018

World record holder Shim was disqualified as Choi, who won gold in the 1,500m and 3,000m relays, took fourth.

Canada's Kim Boutin has won the silver medal in the women's 1,000-metre short-track speedskating race at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The 20-year-old Groningen native comes from a sporting family (her father was a soccer player) and has been speed skating since the age of eight.

As for Fontana, her bronze was her eighth Olympic medal, making the Italian the most decorated female short-track speedskater of all time.

The Koreans' crash occurred on the final lap when they rounded the penultimate turn, bumped into each other and slid into the sidewall.

"At the end we got tangled, and I think then we fell down", Shim said. "She said she's OK, but I still feel sorry for her". Figure skater Sjoukje Dijkstra won gold in 1964 and snowboarder Nicolien Sauerbreij became Olympic champion in 2010. Fontana held on in third while the two Koreans were positioned at the back after they made an early attempt to move up on the inside, but it did not pan out.

Boutin claimed her third medal of the Games following bronze medals in the 500m and 1500m.

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