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Kim Boutin

Canada

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCAN21612199401
NOCCanada
Born16 Dec 1994 in Sherbrooke 
GenderWomen
ResidenceCanada
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.789 13 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:28.788 08 Oct 2017 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:20.515 05 Nov 2016 Calgary  
    3000m 5:00.068 18 Mar 2018 Montreal  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
    1000m   1    
    1500m     1  
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay     1  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay   1    
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/kimbtin/  
kimboutin.com  
twitter.com/kimbtin  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachFrederic Blackburn [national], CAN  
Reason for choosing this sportHer brother was already involved in skating and Boutin wanted to follow him. "I love the sport because you can always improve and do better."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age six in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesPainting, knitting. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Leave room for the artist in you." (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)  
Other informationNATIONAL FIRST
She became the first Canadian skater to win three individual short track medals at a single edition of the Olympic Winter Games, by winning bronze medals in the 500m and 1500m events and silver in the 1000m event at the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 17 Feb 2018; SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2018; plus.lapresse.ca, 05 Jul 2018)

ONLINE ABUSE AT OLYMPICS
She received online abuse and even death threats after winning a bronze medal in the 500m event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, during which the Korean skater Choi Min-jeong was disqualified after the two made contact. Her social media accounts were temporarily closed, and Korean police opened an investigation. "I didn't feel safe [after the race]. I was afraid to go out." She says she saw Min-jeong the next day in the cafeteria and the two exchanged a hug, which helped her overcome the incident. "She [Min-jeong] asked me if I was OK. She was surprised to see me, but also pleased. She really seemed empathetic towards me. All the Korean [team] greeted me after that." Korean police ultimately tracked down three youths responsible for the threats, but Boutin declined press to charges, instead asking police to deliver to the youths a letter she had written explaining the impact of their threats. (plus.lapresse.ca, 05 Jul 2018; bbc.com, 14 Feb 2018; nationalpost.com, 17 Feb 2018)
 
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (plus.lapresse.ca, 05 Jul 2018)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Marianne St-Gelais. (olympic.ca, 20 Aug 2017)  
Awards and honoursShe was named the 2018 Female Winter Athlete of the Year at the Canadian Sports Awards. (globalnews.ca, 21 Sep 2018)

She was Canada's flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (OIS, 25 Feb 2018)

She received the 2015 Short Track Rising Star Award from Speed Skating Canada. (sirc.ca, 28 Oct 2015)
 
InjuriesShe suffered a back injury in 2016 that kept her out of action for six months. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2017)

She was unable to skate for several months during the 2014/15 season because of a back injury. (Athlete, 10 Dec 2015)
 
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m2  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m5  
    2012/2013 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay5  
    2014/2015 World Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall7  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m7  
    2018 Olympic Games 3000m Relay8  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m11  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m15  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m22  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall24  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m1  
    2014/2015 Dresden 3000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m1  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 3000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 3000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 1500m2  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 3000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 3000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay4  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m6  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m7  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m9  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m11  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m12  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m18  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m20  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m21  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m23  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m25  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m31  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m59