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Long-track speedskater Miller claims fourth medal of Canada Cup

Associated Press
3/17/2012 11:05:57 PM
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CALGARY -- Dustin Miller, Philippe Riopel and Kate Hanly won gold medals Saturday at the Canada Cup .4 long-track speedskating competition.

Miller, from Kitchener, Ont., the men's 500 metres in a time of 35.05 seconds. He was also the fastest skater in Thursday's 500, setting a personal best time of 34.76 seconds.

Winnipeg's Tyler Derraugh took silver medal in 35.09 seconds and Riopel of Lachenaie, Que., claimed bronze in 35.19 seconds.

In the men's 1,000 metres, Riopel won in a time of one minute 8.26 seconds, shaving 0.01 seconds off his personal record. Richard MacLennan of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., earned the silver medal in 1:08.76 while Miller won his fourth medal of the week with a bronze in 1:08.78.

Calgary's Hanly won her fourth medal of the week, winning the 1,000 metres in a personal best of 1:16.30 seconds. Tamara Oudenaarden of St. Albert, Alta., took the silver medal in 1:17.38. Japan's Natsumi Takayama took bronze in 1:18.42.

The Olympic Oval Finale and Canada Cup 4 wraps up on Sunday with the men's and women's 1,500 metres and mass start.

Speed Skating (Photo: Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images)


(Photo: Andreas Rentz/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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