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Hit the spot: Han Desmet wins 1,500m, brother Stegen comes second at World Cup in Montreal |  Short path

Hit the spot: Han Desmet wins 1,500m, brother Stegen comes second at World Cup in Montreal | Short path

Montreal’s Maurice Richard Arena is the venue for the first Short Track World Cup round of the season. In Canada, 8 Belgians participate. We track their performance on this page.


  1. 22 hours 49. Hanne Desmet takes the first win and Stegen takes second place. Hahn Desmet won her first World Cup win of the season. Desmet was victorious in the 1500 meters in Montreal. With one lap to go, she took the lead from South Korea’s Gilly Kim, who had taken the lead early in the final. It placed Kim in second place and American Corinne Stoddard in third place. Her younger brother Stijn skated to second place shortly afterwards. He stayed at the back of the field for a long time. In the final meters he crossed the line straight ahead of Renis Berzins from Latvia. Olympic champion Hwang Dae-hyun skated to victory. An immediate blow to the Desmetjes family. Han achieves her third World Cup victory in her skating career. Last season, Miklin won races over this distance in Almaty and Dordrecht. .
  2. 08:21 Hanne Desmet wins both series. After switching from the Netherlands to Canada, the shortstops had to wait and see if the new training regime would produce immediate results in the first World Cup competition of the season in Montreal. Hanne Desmet appears to be in good form already, as she immediately won her heats in the 1000 and 1500 metres. Her brother Stijn Desmet also reached the semi-finals in the 1500 meters thanks to a second-place finish in the heats. In the kilometer he was indicated in the replay in third place. Renaud Vanhorne qualified to the semi-finals in both events, although he was fortunate that almost all of his opponents fell in the 1000 metres. Tineke den Dulk also still has a chance to take last place in the 1000 metres. The mixed relay team advanced to the semi-finals, although there was a bit of a wait when the judges checked Stijn Desmet’s passing move. In the end they got the green light. The Belgian men’s quartet, who can train with the Olympic champions in Canada, also advanced after a tactically advanced race. .
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