Regional athletes shine on the world stage

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Photo: Rafal Oleksiewicz/Speed Skating Canada

Laurent Dubreuil of LĂ©vis celebrated his gold medal win at the ISU World Speed Skating Championships in Holland on Feb. 12.

It was a week to remember for many Quebec City-area athletes.

Long-track speedskater Laurent Dubreuil, 28, won the gold medal in the 500-metre event at the World Championships in Heerenveen, Holland, on Feb. 12. Dubreuil finished the race with a time of 34.39 seconds, 0.14 seconds ahead of Russian skater Pavel Kulizhnikov.