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Kim Boutin wins silver in 1,500 metres at short track World Cup event

September 30, 2017 - 11:41 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Kim Boutin won silver in the 1,500 metres at a short track speed skating World Cup for Canada's first medal of the Olympic season.

The Sherbrooke, Que., native initially finished third but a penalty given to South Korea's Shim Suk Hee allowed her to move up one rank.

South Korean skater Choi Min-jeong won gold while Australia's Deanna Lockett took bronze.

Min-jeong also won the 500 metres, a race where Marianne St-Gelais from Saint-Felicien, Que., finished fourth.

The Canadian men's and women's relay teams both won their respective semifinals heats to each earn a spot in Sunday's A finals.

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