Central Alberta speedskater Maddison Pearman finished 26th in the women’s 1,000-metre race at the Beijing Olympics Thursday morning.
The Ponoka native finished with a time of 1:17.66, which was 4.47 seconds behind Japan’s Miho Takagi, who took home gold with an Olympic record time of 1:13.19.
Netherlands’ Jutta Leerdam won silver with a time of 1:13.83 and the United States’ Brittany Bowe won bronze with a time of 1:14.61.
Fellow Canadian Alexa Scott finished 12th with a time of 1:15.79.
This was Pearman’s third event at this year’s winter Olympics. She has previously competed in the women’s 1,500-metre race on Feb. 7 and the 500-metre race this past Sunday.
Pearman will compete one more time in Beijing. She is set to compete in the speedskating mass start Saturday morning.