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Canada's Kim Boutin wins World Cup 1,500m short track gold in Utah

Canada’s Kim Boutin claimed gold in the women’s 1,500-metre short track season-opening competition in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

3-time Olympic medallist rallies to thrilling victory

Canada's Kim Boutin (24), seen in this file photo from 2018, won gold in the women’s 1500-metre short track competition in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday. (Graham Hughes/Canadian Press )

Canada's Kim Boutin claimed gold in the women's 1,500-metre short track competition in the season-opening event in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

The three-time Olympic medallist from Sherbrooke, Que. rallied in the final lap to edge the competition with a winning-time of two minutes, 22.061 seconds.

"It was a super nice finals. With three laps to go I was in third place, but it was a good challenge for me to make a pass. I was forced to go on the outside and it was very exciting. Typically it's the opposite that happens; I'm in the lead and I get passed at the finish line. I'm very satisfied," said Boutin.

Suzanne Schulting (2:22.211) of the Netherlands took silver, while China's Yutong Han (2:22.282) won bronze.

The competition continues Sunday afternoon.

WATCH | Boutin claims gold in season-opening event:

Canada's Kim Boutin finishes 1st in 1,500m World Cup short track race. 3:26

WATCH | Full Day 2 coverage:

ISU Short Track World Cup from Salt Lake City, Utah. 3:16:05

You can watch the stream live on cbcsports.ca beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.

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