Zhangjiaco | Canada won the first gold medal in its history in the women’s long track event with Panache, setting an Olympic record in the process.
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On February 12, the Canadians clocked a time of 2 minutes 53 seconds 61 in the quarter-final round and 2 minutes 53 seconds 44 to remove the reigning Olympic champions, the Japanese.
For the third year in a row the World Cup champions, Valerie Maltois, Ivani Blandin and Isabelle Weidemann had big goals when they appeared in Beijing, but they struggled to identify the Olympic champions.
“This is untrue at the moment, Maltois expressed. Emotions are so big. By lining up in the beginning, we wanted to be proud of ourselves without putting pressure on us. Reaching the final is a privilege. Crossing the finish line knowing we’re champions, I could not believe it.
Weidmann boomed in the same direction. “It simply came to our notice then that we were not dreaming,” she said. We know we have a good team, we know it can bring pressure on Japan and other good teams, but I do not know if we can predict such an outcome.