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.
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.
I want to send my thanks and gratitude to everyone who’s supported me on this epic journey. We made it a heck of a long way together!
Please send all of your positive vibes and energy to @morrjos and her teammates for their upcoming Team Pursuit races!
— Denny Morrison (@Denny_Morrison) February 18, 2018
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.