Canadian speedskater Laurent Dubreuil won a world championship in the men's 500 metres Friday.
The 28-year-old from Levis, Quebec, was the Canadian first to take that sprint title since Jeremy Wotherspoon in 2008. Dubreuil posted a winning time of
Russia's Pavel Kulizhnikov was second in 34.540 and Dai Dai N'tab of the Netherlands third in 34.628.
Canada also picked up a pair of silver medals in team pursuit. Ottawa's Ivanie Blondin and Isabelle Wiedemann and Valerie Maltais of La Baie, Quebec, were second in women's team pursuit.