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Ponoka speed skater Maddison Pearman wins bronze in Norway

It was her second medal in the Team Sprint this World Cup season
Maddison Pearman skates in the 1500m during the ISU speed skating World Cup at the Olympic Oval in Calgary, AB on December 12, 2021. (Photo by Dave Holland/Speed Skating Canada)

Central Alberta speedskater Maddison Pearman has added another medal to her collection.

The Ponoka native won bronze in the Team Sprint at a World Cup event in Norway on Sunday. Pearman won silver in the Team Sprint at a World Cup event in Beijing last month.

The 27-year-old teamed up with Carolina Hiller and Ivanie Blondin for the three-lap sprint race and finished in a time of 1:28.34, just behind the gold medal-winning Americans 1:27.92. Pearman’s group was well ahead of fourth-place Poland (1:29.71), but slightly behind their silver medalist counterparts from the Netherlands 1:28.17.

“I’m very happy to be back on the podium with the girls,” Pearman said in a Speed Skating Canada release.

“We are lucky that we’ve got a strong team of women that we can interchange and still end up on the podium. I had a disappointing weekend in my individual races, so it feels great to finish off the weekend with a fun event and a medal!”

Pearman was 21st in the 500 metre B-Division, 16th in the 1500m B-Division, and 20th in the 1000m race.

The ISU World Cup Speed Skating season continues next weekend with the fourth competition of the season in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland.

Byron Hackett

About the Author: Byron Hackett

I have been apart of the Red Deer Advocate Black Press Media team since 2017, starting as a sports reporter.
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