Laurent Dubreuil wins 2 silver medals at world sprint speed skating championships

Canada’s Laurent Dubreuil picked up a pair of silver medals Saturday at the ISU world sprint/allround speed skating championships in Hamar, Norway. 

The 27-year-old Levis, Que., native finished the men’s 500-metre race in 34.56 seconds, with Japan’s Tatsuya Shinhama taking gold (34.39).

The 1,000 race had a tight finish with Dubreuil posting a time of one minute 8.39 seconds, just behind Dutch skater Kjeld Nuis (1:08.38). Shinhama also added to his medal total with a bronze (1:08.71).

Dubreuil won gold in the men’s 500 on Friday and is currently second in the overall standings behind Shinhama.

WATCH | Laurent Dubreuil races to silver in Hamar, Norway:

Lévis, Quebec’s Laurent Dubreuil finishes second in the overall standings to capture silver at the Combined ISU World Sprint/Allround Speed Skating Championships from Hamar, Norway.  2:18

A Canadian has not reached the overall podium at the world sprint championships since Jeremy Wotherspoon in 2008.