Canada, The Netherlands and South Korea each celebrated two gold medals on the final day of competition at the International Skating Union (ISU) Short Track World Cup in Dresden.
Kim Boutin was confirmed as the winner of the women’s 500 metres World Cup, with the Canadian earning a fifth consecutive win over the distance.
She triumphed in a time of 42.328 seconds, with China’s Qu Chunyu the runner-up in 42.411.
Bronze was claimed by The Netherlands’ Lara van Ruijven, who finished in 42.458.
Boutin now boasts an unassailable total of 50,000 points in the World Cup standings ahead of the final event, with Italy’s Martina Valcepina second on 38,736.
Canada enjoyed double gold in the 500m events, with Steven Dubois triumphing in the men’s final in a time of 40.530.
Hungary’s Shaolin Sandor Liu, who has been confirmed as World Cup champion over the distance, placed second in 40.985.
Bronze was claimed by Dutch skater Melle van ’T Wout, who also ended in 40.985.
Despite leading the women’s 1,000m World Cup standings, Suzanne Schulting was frustrated by a third place finish yesterday.
The Dutch skater responded in impressive fashion by winning the 1,500m race today in a time of 2:24.845.
The podium was completed by Russia’s Sofia Prosvirnova and France’s Tifany Huot Marchand, who clocked 2:24.865 and 2:25.045 respectively.
FIRST 🥇 for 🇨🇦 at the #Dresden #ShortTrack World Cup as Kim Boutin storms to the win in the Ladies' 500m!! 🎉🎉🎉— ISU Speed Skating (@ISU_Speed) February 9, 2020
🥇BOUTIN 🇨🇦 42.328
🥈QU 🇨🇳 42.411
🥉van RUIJVEN 🇳🇱 42.458#ShortTrackSkating pic.twitter.com/qhHHeVPo6C
Schulting now tops the 1,500m World Cup classification with 28,000 points, with China’s Han Yu Tong second on 27,851.
Men’s 1,000m World Cup champion Park Ji-won triumphed in his second race of the weekend, as the South Korean took the men’s 1,500m title in 2:20.923.
Russia’s Semen Elistratov narrowly missed out in second on 2:20.960, as Hungary’s John-Henry Krueger finished in 2:21.352 to win bronze.
South Korea’s Lee June Seo was penalised for an offence in the final, which proved costly as he dropped to second in the World Cup standings on 31,739 points.
His compatriot Park now tops the classification on 32,621.
South Korea’s second gold medal of the day came in the men’s 5,000m relay when their team ended in 6:57.341.
Russia and The Netherlands completed the podium in 6:57.523 and 6:57.650, respectively.
The Netherlands took gold in the women’s 3,000 relay, with their team triumphing in 4:06.669.
Silver was claimed by China after they were narrowly off the pace in 4:06.813, while 4:07.777 was enough for Japan to win bronze.