Charles Hamelin, Three-time Olympic Champion, World Champion


Charles Hamelin, Three-time Olympic Champion, World Champion
Charles Hamelin, Three-time Olympic Champion, World
Targeting: Pyeongchang 2018
Event: Short Track Speed Skating
Date of birth: April 14, 1984
Hometown: Lévis, Quebec
Travels from: Montréal, Quebec
Athletic Highlights:
• 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist – 1500m
• 2016 World Champion – 1000m
• 2013 Olympic Test Event Gold Medalist– 500m & 1000m
• 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist – 500m & Team Relay
• 2012 World Champion – Team Relay
• 2009 and 2007 World Champion – 500m
• 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist – Team Relay
“These will be my Games.”
After trading world titles in short track’s glamour event with Dancing with the
Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohno, Charles Hamelin came into Vancouver looking
to win an even bigger prize – an Olympic gold medal on home ice against his
wildly popular American rival.
For the first 14 days of the Olympics, Charles was still waiting for the hardware
to back up his bold prediction.
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On the final Friday evening of the Games, Charles claimed his moment. Then
he did it again. First, in a dramatic men’s 500m, Charles edged Apolo at the
line. Then, he skated with his brother François and the rest of the Canadian
Relay Team to win again in under 30-minutes becoming the only Canadian
athlete to claim two gold medals on home ice.
It was a race that even the Prime Minister called the most exciting event of the
Double Olympic silver medalist Marianne St-Gelais, Charles’ girlfriend (at the
time), added to the emotion with a post-victory kiss that became one of the
most memorable, instant-classic moments of the Games.
In Sochi 2014, Charles added to his impressive collection of Olymipc gold
medals and rinkside kisses from St-Gelais, winning the 1500m with a beautiful
pass on rival Viktor An of Russia.
Then, some good news for Canada.
After some deliberation with coaches and his family, Charles announced that
he'll be skating for four more years on the Strombo Show because he "still
likes the burn in his legs."
In Pyeonchang 2018, he'll look to become the most decorated Olympian in
Canada's history.
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