Two medals on the identical day, it is solely the second time in my profession that I’ve been ready to try this. A medal in the 1000m can be rarer for me, so it was actually a constructive day, he informed Radio-Canada Sports.
He began his day by ending third in the second 500m of the weekend. The Quebecer ran the space in 34 s 594/1000, yielding solely 3 hundredths of a second to the winner, the Dutchman Ronald Mulder. His compatriot Hein Otterspeer adopted in 2nd place.
The athlete from Lévis additionally obtained his third medal in three races over this distance this season, after buying a second silver medal on Saturday in the 500m. He gained his first final week on the identical observe.
It was a great race, however I’d have preferred it to have gained. I do know I had it in me, it wasn’t an ideal race, Dubreuil defined.
I made just a few small errors and that is what value me the win.
For their half, Gilmore Junio of Calgary and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix of Sherbrooke completed in the ninth and 14th place total.
Dubreuil then concluded the 1000m race with the third quickest time of the day, 1: 08.185 behind two Dutchmen, Kai Verbij and Thomas Krol.
The 28-year-old skater completed ninth over the identical distance final week on the inaugural Heerenveen World Cup.
A medal in my second race in the 1000m is absolutely nice. Coming right here I knew this distance would take longer to come back […] there’s a huge enchancment and i do not suppose it is over both, stated the Quebecer, who believes he has probably the greatest streaks of his profession due to his 4 podiums in five races.
To win 4 medals is surprising.
Without having skated since March, Dubreuil hoped to have the ability to accumulate 1 or 2 medals throughout his 5 weeks in the well being bubble in the Netherlands. His performances have already exceeded his expectations, 11 days earlier than the beginning of the World Championships.
You may see it as added strain, however even when it is not going properly, it has been successful this journey. It’s fairly wonderful what I simply achieved. No matter what occurs in two weeks, it could possibly’t be taken away from me, stated the one who already has three World Championships medals.
With data from The Canadian Press