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Bronze medal for Telizyn

Team Canada finishes third in the men's long track team pursuit at 2023 FISU World University Winter Games
(Speed Skating Canada)

Fort St. John speed skater Josh Telizyn won a bronze medal Wednesday at the 2023 FISU World University Winter Games.

Telizyn and Team Canada finished third in the men's team pursuit with a time of 4:11.28.

The long track team was rounded out by David La Rue and Hubert Marcotte.

They were four seconds shy of Japan, which won the gold with a time of 4:07.52.

Korea placed second and took the silver medal with a time of 4:09.62.

The FISU winter games run until Jan. 22 in Lake Placid, with the speed skating competition slated to run until the 20th.

In other events, Telizyn finished 8th in the men’s 500m (36.35), 8th in the men's 1000m (1:14.02), and 9th in the men’s 1500m (1:53.25).

Telizyn is a product of the Fort St. John Elks speed skating program, and graduated from North Peace Secondary in 2020. 

He is now studying criminology at Thompson Rivers University.

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