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Speed skater Kim Boutin becomes Canada's first 2018 Olympic triple-medalist

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Simran Singh Feb 22, 2018 8:42 am 1,339

Short track speed skater Kim Boutin has picked up a silver medal in Pyeongchang, making her Canada’s first triple-medal winner at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Boutin finished second to Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands in the 1000m event on Thursday night. Arianna Fontana of Italy came third.

Boutin also took the podium for her bronze medal wins in the 500m and 1500m events.

The 1500m win was fuelled by controversy after South Korean skater Minjeong Choi pushed Boutin during the race. Choi was disqualified, bumping Yara van Kerkhof of the Netherlands to silver, and Boutin to bronze.

Boutin who hails from Sherbrooke, Quebec, is the second woman to win a medal in all three individual events at the same Olympics. Chinese speed skater Wang Meng was the first to do so at the 2006 Winter Games in Turin, Italy.

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Simran Singh
Simran is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She enjoys writing about culture, society, and politics. In her spare time, she drinks too much coffee and listens to a lot of Beyoncé. Have a story idea? Email her: [email protected]

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