Morrison and Team Canada miss qualifying for Team Pursuit Final

Denny Morrison competing at the Long Track Speed skating event in Calgary. Supplied photo.

PYEONGCHANG – The Canadian long track Speedskating team that featured Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison missed qualifying for the team pursuit final at the Olympics.

In qualifying Sunday, the team that included Denny Morrison, Jordan Belchos and Ted-Jan Bloemen finished qualifying with a time of 3:41.73, leaving the team in seventh place.  The team advanced to the D final against the USA that will take place on February 21.

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Korea, New Zealand, Norway and the Netherlands will race in the semifinals on February 21, with the two top teams heading to the finals to race for gold.

This was Denny Morrison’s last competition at the 2018 Olympics.  The Fort St. John product placed 13th in the 1,500-metre event last Tuesday with a time of 1:46:36, 2.35 seconds off the first-place mark. This is Morrison’s fourth time representing Canada at the Olympics.

Click here to watch the race from CBC.

 

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