In collaboration with its partner, CooperVision, IRIS is a proud sponsor and supporter of short-track speed skater: Kim Boutin.

At her first Olympic Games in Pyeong Chang in 2018, Kim Boutin was Canada's only triple medalist, confirming her selection as Canada's flag bearer at the Closing Ceremony of these Games.

Kim is only the fourth Canadian athlete and the second woman to win at least three medals at a single Olympic Winter Games. She is also the second woman in the world to win a medal in all three individual short-track speed skating events at the same Olympic Winter Games.

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At the age of six, Kim started skating, wanting to emulate her brother, who was already skating. What she likes the most about her sport is that there is always something to work on with short-track speed skating, as it requires both physical and mental intelligence and strength.

Like IRIS, Kim likes to innovate in her sport and strives for excellence. As a human being, she draws strength and inspiration from the people she meets and her teammates. Passionate, Kim Boutin thrives on challenges, and it is through these that she fulfills herself as a woman and an athlete. This same passion and rigour allow her to reach the highest summits in her chosen sport!

We are pleased to support Kim Boutin's athletic career. It is important for IRIS to be there for an athlete like Kim Boutin. A role model who inspires perseverance and resilience. Good luck, Kim! The great IRIS team is behind you.

Let's keep an eye on Kim Boutin's next challenge, the Beijing Olympic Games, which will take place from February 4 to 20, 2022.

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