Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag bearer for Olympics closing ceremony

Speedskater won three medals in Pyeongchang

Canada’s Kim Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., celebrates after winning bronze in the women’s 1500-metre short-track speedskating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, February 17, 2018. Kim Boutin will be Canada’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Canada’s Kim Boutin, of Sherbrooke, Que., celebrates after winning bronze in the women’s 1500-metre short-track speedskating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, February 17, 2018. Kim Boutin will be Canada’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

PYEONGCHANG, Korea, Republic Of — Kim Boutin will be Canada’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., carried on Canada’s strong tradition in short-track speedskating, racing to three medals in Pyeongchang — silver in the 1,000 metres, and bronze in both the 500 and 1,500.

It was a roller-coaster Games for Boutin, who received death threats on social media after the South Korean star Minjeong Choi was disqualified in the 500. Some South Korean fans blamed Boutin.

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were Canada’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony.

The Canadian Press