June 28, 2022

Canadian pace skater Isabelle Weidemann has withdrawn from this weekend’s World Cup ultimate within the Netherlands after testing constructive for COVID-19.

Velocity Skating Canada stated Weidemann underwent a number of exams over the week, however her cycle threshold values had been too low to enter the bubble surroundings in Heerenveen for the competitors.

The 26-year-old from Ottawa was slated to race within the ladies’s 1,500 metres and three,000 metres at this ultimate worldwide occasion of the season.

She at present sits first over all in World Cup long-distance rankings after profitable three silver medals on the circuit this fall.

Weidemann was named Canada’s closing ceremony flag-bearer eventually month’s Beijing Olympics after profitable a medal of every color.

“I’m disenchanted to be lacking the final competitors of the 12 months, however I can also’t assist however really feel extremely fortunate,” Weidemann stated in a launch. “I bought to compete this fall on the World Cup circuit and on the Olympic Video games; two unbelievable experiences that I don’t take as a right.

“I’ve dodged COVID for the final two years, however with the quantity of travelling that we do, a constructive take a look at was certain to occur ultimately. I’m unhappy to be sitting this weekend out, however I’ll undoubtedly be cheering on my teammates from dwelling.”

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