a.m., March 8)
posts best result of the season at Inzell World Cup
By Fred Sherwin
Orléans speed skater Ivanie Blondin
placed 12th in the 3,000-metres at the World
Cup event in Inzell, Germany on Saturday.
riding high from her Olympic experience in Sochi, Orléans
speed skater Ivanie Blondin posted her best result of
the season in Inzell, Germany on Saturday, placing 12th
in the women's 3,000 metres.
in the first of eight pairings, Blondin completed the
distance in 4:11.91. She then watched as the rest of the
field took their turn. The 23-year-old Garneau high school
grad, remained in the top 10 until the final pair when
she was pushed to 12th.
not making the top 10, Blondin should be extremely pleased
with her result after a disappointing start to the World
Cup season in which she was relegated to the B Division
in three of four events.
the final World Cup event prior to the Olympics, Blondin
skated the 3rd fastest time in the B Division and 13th
fastest time overall in Berlin.
would go on to place 24th in the 3,000-metres and 14th
in the 5,000-metres competing in her first Winter Olympics.
has one more World Cup event on the calendar in Heerenveen,
Netherlands next week followed by the World All-Round
Championships at the same location the week after.
leaving Inzell Blondin must still compete in her specialty,
the mass start, in which she has an outside shot to win
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