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Steven Dubois captures bronze in 500m short-track speed skating at Beijing Olympics

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Canadian speedskater Steven Dubois has won the bronze medal in the men’s 500-metre short track event at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

Dubois, of Terrebonne, Que., came in third place behind Hungarian Shaoang Liu, who took gold, and Russian silver-medallist Konstantin Ivliev, in the final at the Capital Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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This is 24-year-old Dubois’ second medal at the Beijing Games, adding to the silver he captured in the men’s 1,500-metre short-track skating race on Wednesday.

Dubois finished with a time of 40.669 to secure a spot on the podium for a second time on his Olympic debut.

Men’s 500 metre short-track speed skating gold medallist Shaoang Liu of Hungary is flanked by silver medallist Konstantin Ivliev of the Russian Olympic Committee and bronze medallist Steven Dubois on the podium at the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Liu’s winning time was 40.338 and Ivliev raced at 40.431 to finish in second place.

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Fellow Canadian Jordan Pierre-Gilles was eliminated earlier after falling in the quarterfinals.

The Canadian women’s 3,000-metre relay team failed to reach the podium, finishing fourth.

Dubois took Canada’s Olympic medal tally to 14 on Sunday, with one more week of competition to go.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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