Canada's Kim Boutin wins World Cup 1,500m short track gold in Utah
3-time Olympic medallist rallies to thrilling victory
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.
The Ladies' 1500m at the World Cup Short Track was a tactical race with the lead changing several times.<br>🥇Kim Boutin 🇨🇦<br>🥈Suzanne Schulting 🇳🇱<br>🥉Han Yutong 🇨🇳<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ShortTrackSkating?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ShortTrackSkating</a>—@ISU_Speed
"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.
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You can watch the stream live on cbcsports.ca beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday.