Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Blondin in Fifth Place after Day 1 at World Allround Championship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Blondin in Fifth Place after Day 1 at World Allround Championship

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Blondin in fifth after Day 1 at world allround

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HAMAR, Norway - Canada's Ivanie Blondin is fifth in the women's provisional overall standings after the first day of competition at the ISU world allround championships on Saturday.

The Ottawa native started her day with an eighth-place finish in the women's 500-metre in 39.61 seconds. She then skated to ninth place in the 3,000 in 4:08.29.

"Overall, I'm a tiny bit disappointed with both of my races because I thought I would be faster, in the 500 metres especially, where the execution level was there but unfortunately, the time wasn't as fast as I would have wanted it to be," Blondin said.

"In the 3000, I didn't realize how much that 500 took out of my legs. It was kind of a fight from start to finish, but I fought through it and did the best that I could. …

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