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Quebec, Nov 4 (Canadian-Media): 24-year-old Kim Boutin, from Canada, broke 500 meter world record and won gold medal in the women's 500-metre event on Sunday at the World Cup, media reports said.
She went on to win the final in 42.336, finishing ahead of China's Qu Chunyu (42.452) and Lara van Ruijven of the Netherlands (42.858) for gold.
The previous record of 42.335 was set by Elise Christie of Great Britain in 2016.
“I'm the first women to skate the 500 in under 42 seconds and that makes me incredibly happy,” said Boutin.
“After my start, I told myself things were going well, and then I heard the crowd cheering after the first lap and I said 'this is happening, let's go.”'