Charles HAMELIN

Canada CAN

Short Track Speed Skating

  • Olympic Medals
    3 G
    1 S
    1 B
  • Games participations
    4
  • First Olympic Games
    Turin 2006
  • Year of Birth
    1984
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles HAMELIN

A star of international short track speed skating since the mid-2000s and the current winner of 13 world titles and 40 world championship medals, Charles Hamelin is also a three-time Olympic champion. In winning a fifth Olympic medal in the 5,000m relay at PyeongChang 2018, he equalled the Canadian record in the discipline and remains hungry for more medals, despite having turned 34.

A family affair

Short track speed skating has always been a passion in the Hamelin family. Father Yves was the head of the Canadian national team between 2006 and 2014, while his sons Charles, François and Mathieu are all skaters. The oldest of the siblings, Charles has led the way in terms of international experience, titles and medals.

Olympic debut in Turin

Hamelin won his first Olympic medal in Turin’s Palavela arena in 2006, when he teamed up with Eric Bédard, François-Louis Tremblay and Mathieu Turcotte to take silver for Canada in the relay. They were denied the gold by the quartet from the Republic of Korea, who finished three-tenths of a second ahead of them in the final. Hamelin, still just 21, then signalled his potential as he finished fourth in the 1,500m. In fact, Turin served as a terrific springboard, as over the following four years the Canadian went on to establish himself as a major international force, twice winning the 500m world title. His sights were very much set on the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.

Double gold in Vancouver

When Vancouver 2010 finally came around, Hamelin was in peak form, but his Games got off to a disappointing start, with him only managing fourth in the 1,500m and seventh in the 1,000m. However, on 26 February, he had two golden opportunities to transform his Games, as he lined up in the 500m final and then the 5,000m relay.

Olympic Results

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PyeongChang 2018

#AC
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#9
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#13
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
B
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
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Results Event Sport

Sochi 2014

#32
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#14
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#6
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Vancouver 2010

G
500 metres
500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#4
1,000 metres
1,000 metres Short Track Speed Skating
#7
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
G
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Turin 2006

#4
1,500 metres
1,500 metres Short Track Speed Skating
S
5,000 metres Relay
5,000 metres Relay Short Track Speed Skating