Valerie Maltais finishes as top Canadian at speed skating worlds
Saguenay, Que., native skates to 10th in women's allround
Valerie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., was the top Canadian finisher at the 2022 world speed skating championships.
Triple Beijing Olympic gold medallist Irene Schouten of the Netherlands won the allround competition, while Japan's Miho Takagi and fellow Dutch teammate Antoinette de Jong came second and third, respectively.
Maltais, Blondin and Kent did not participate in the final 5,000-metre race.
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On the men's side of the competition, Markham's Jordan Belchos and Dutch-Canadian Ted-Jan Bloemen finished 17th and 20th in the 21-man allround event, respectively.
Swedish star Nils van der Poel won gold in the allround competition.