Brampton speed skater takes home silver at short-track World Cup

Published December 19, 2022 at 11:55 am

Brampton speedskater Renee Steenge (Photo: Ontario Speed Skating Association)

Brampton speed skater Renee Steenge helped the Canadian women’s relay team take home silver at the short-track speedskating World Cup last weekend.

Canada had a three-medal performance on Sunday (Dec. 18). Brampton native Steenge, Quebec’s Danaé Blais and Kim Boutin of Sherbrooke, and Moncton’s Courtney Sarault came in second with a time of 4:13.564 for the second place title. South Korea took home the gold at 4:12.963, while Hungary placed third with a time of 4:16.299.

Steenge took up speed skating around the age of 8-years-old at the Brampton Ontario Speed Skating (BOSS) club. She was named Female Skater of the Year in 2013 by the Ontario Speed Skating Association.

The national men’s relay team won gold for the third straight competition, and Steven Dubois of Terrebonne, Que., took silver in the men’s 1,000 metres.

In the men’s relay, Jordan Pierre-Gilles of Sherbrooke, Que., made a late pass in the entry of the final corner as Canada held off a Dutch team to finish first in six minutes 54.891 seconds. The Netherlands took silver in 6:54.935 and Japan was third in 6:55.648.

The Canadian short-track team won 25 World Cup medals (11-10-4) over the first half of the season.

The squad will return to action in February with World Cup stops in Germany and the Netherlands.

With files from The Canadian Press

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