Speed skater Kim Boutin is Canada’s first Olympian to win triple-medals at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The 23-year-old’s first appearance at the Olympics has put her name in the history books.
A native of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Boutin landed a silver medal on Thursday night in the 1000m event. She finished just behind Suzanne Schulting of the Netherlands to make her third appearance on the podium in PyeongChang. Boutin has already been awarded two bronze medals for the 500m and 1500m events.
There was much controversy following Boutin’s first bronze medal in the 1500m after being pushed by South Korean speed skater Minjeong Choi. Choi, who finished the race was disqualified which managed to push Boutin into third place. Boutin has since had to make her social media private after receiving many threats following the controversial race.
The triple wins are monumental as Boutin is the first female Canadian, and only the second woman to win all three individual events at one Olympics. The first to accomplish the feat was Chinese short track speed skater Wang Meng in Turin 2006.