Kim Boutin wins short track gold at World Cup in Shanghai
Canada's Kim Boutin added her first individual gold to her medal haul with a win in the 500-metre short track speed skating World Cup event in Shanghai, China, on Saturday.
Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., crossed the line first with a time of 43.722 seconds. Italy's Arianna Fontana was next at 43.815, followed by Sofia Prosvirnova of Russia at 43.884.
Boutin has also won three individual silver medals as well as a silver and bronze in relay this season.
Canada picked up another medal on Saturday, with Marianne St-Gelais taking bronze in the 1500.
Suk Hee Shim posted a time of 2:31.490 seconds and Min Jeong Choi clocked in at 2:31.602 to give South Korea a one-two finish, while St-Gelais of Saint-Félicien, Que., came in at 2:31.691. Valerie Maltais of Saguenay, Que., was fourth.
Jamie Macdonald of Fort St. James, B.C. was second in the 1500 B final.
On the men's side, Charles Hamelin of Sainte-Julie, Que., finished fourth in the 500 A final, while Samuel Girard of Ferland-et-Boilleau, Que., was third in the B final.