Isabelle Weidemann skates to silver for Canada at Beijing Olympics – Sportsnet.ca

| February 10, 2022, 8:14 AM

February 10, 2022, 8:14 AM

BEIJING — Canadian speedskater Isabelle Weidemann won an Olympic silver medal in the women’s 5,000 metres Thursday.

SILVER

Isabelle Weidemann wins her second medal of #Beijing2022 after skating to a long track silver in the women’s 5000m

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The 26-year-old from Ottawa collected her second medal in Beijing after a bronze in the 3,000 metres.

“It went by really fast. I was trying to control it, and think about my technique, but I lost track of the laps. I was trying to find a rhythm, but it was a fight,“ said Weidemann.

Weidemann earned Canada’s fourth medal of Day 6 and 12th overall at the Beijing Games — one gold, four silver, seven bronze.

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The Canadian posted a time of six minutes 48.18 seconds skating in the penultimate pairing.

Dutchwoman Irene Schouten then beat Weidemann’s time for gold in an Olympic-record 6:43.51.

Martina Sablikova of the Czech Republic took bronze in 6:50.09.

“I’m so excited. I’m overjoyed. Winning a medal earlier in the week I thought was the top of it, so this is also very exciting. I was hoping the 3,000 wasn’t a fluke,“ Weidemann said of her silver-medal performance.

Weidemann will chase a third medal Tuesday with teammates Ivanie Blondin and Valerie Maltais in the women’s team pursuit.

Weidemann finished sixth in the 5k four years ago in Pyeongchang, South Korea.