03/22/2015 10:34 EDT | Updated 05/22/2015 05:59 EDT

Laurent Dubreuil sprints to speed skating silver medal

Laurent Dubreuil of Levis, Que. tied for second Sunday in a 500 metre race at the final World Cup speed skating competition of the 2014-15 season in Erfurt, Germany. It was Dubreuil's fifth career medal result in World Cup events.

Dubreuil, 22, capped his breakout season with his fifth World Cup medal in the 500, finishing behind Russia's Ruslan Murashov who skated the distance in 34.97. Dubreuil's time of 35.10 was matched in the final pairing by Dutch speedster Michel Mulder. Both skaters were timed in 35.102 and were awarded a tie for the runner-up spot.

Dubreuil placed third last month at the World Single Distances Championships in Heerenveen, Netherlands in the two-race 500 metre event, behind Mulder and the champion, Russia's Pavel Kulizknikov. The latter had already wrapped up the 500 and 1,000 metre World Cup titles.

Dubreuil wound up second for the season in the 500 metre standings with two runner-up finishes and three bronze medal results. Prior to this season, Dubreuil's career best in a World Cup event was 23rd.