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Canada's Kim Boutin, Steven Dubois capture speed skating gold in Germany

Kim Boutin and Steven Dubois ruled their respective short track races in Dresden, Germany, winning World Cup gold medals after a quiet Saturday for the Canadian squad.

Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., was team's lone medallist Saturday

Canadian speed skaters Kim Boutin and Steven Dubois finished first in the women's and men's 500-metre races at a World Cup short track event on Sunday in Dresden, Germany. (Jens Meyer/Associated Press)

Canadians Kim Boutin and Steven Dubois both won gold in the 500-metre event on Sunday at the ISU short track World Cup.

Boutin, from Sherbrooke, Que., took her race in 42.328 — finishing ahead of China's Qu Chunyu (42.411) and Dutch skater Lara van Ruijven (42.458) in the A final to collect gold for the fifth time in as many 500 races this World Cup season.

It was also Boutin's ninth medal in 10 individual events in the 2019-20 season, with her only blemish happening on Saturday when she was disqualified in the women's 1,500 A final for obstructing an opponent.

WATCH | Kim Boutin rebounds in women's 500 metres:

Kim Boutin skates to World Cup short track gold in Germany 

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Boutin, a native of Sherbrooke, Que., races to top the podium in the women's 500m at the ISU Short Track Speed Skating event in Dresden, Germany.  1:03

"I'm really happy with how my day went and that it ended up with a gold medal," said Boutin. "But quite honestly, what I'm most proud of is the way I skated. It was all very smooth and I made sure I had enough energy until the very end."

Dubois, of Lachenaie, Que., skated to the first individual gold medal of his career on the World Cup circuit when he clocked in at 40.530 — ahead of Hungary's Shaolin Sandor Liu (40.956) and Dutch skater Melle van'T Wout.

Dubois now has earned three individual medals on the circuit this season, and six since his World Cup debut.

"It's impossible to describe the way I feel," said Dubois. "It's incredible."

WATCH | Steven Dubois narrowly defeats Hungarian opponent:

Canada's Steven Dubois grabs gold in World Cup short track 

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The Lachenaie, Que., native captures gold in the men`s 500m in Dresden, Germany with a time of 40.530 seconds.  0:54

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