Quebec speedskater Kim Boutin wins gold in front of Montreal crowd
Gold medalist, Canada's Kim Boutin is flanked by silver medalist, Martina Valcepina, of Italy, and bronze medalist Natalia Maliszewska, of Poland, in the women's 500 metre final at the ISU World Cup Short Track competition in Montreal on Sunday, November 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Canada's Kim Boutin finished first in the women's 500-metre at the ISU short-track World Cup on Sunday for her fourth gold medal of the season.
Courtney Sarault of Moncton, N.B., took silver in the 1,000 while the Canadian women's relay team won bronze.
Boutin, from Sherbrooke, Que., led the 500 from start to finish and never looked appeared to be threatened as she crossed the finish line in 42.568 seconds -- a new track record at Montreal's Maurice Richard Arena.
Italy's Martina Valcepina won silver in 42.659 while Poland's Natalia Maliszewska came in third in 42.779. Montreal's Alyson Charles narrowly missed a podium spot, finishing fourth in 42.996.
The first-place finish capped a perfect weekend for the 24-year-old Boutin, who won gold in the 1,000 on Saturday. Boutin also won gold medals in the 500 and 1,500 in the season-opening World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah, last week.
Boutin won five individual medals in all of last year's World Cup season.