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Frédéric Blackburn

Full name: Frédéric Blackburn
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: December 21, 1972 in Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montréal International, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Frédéric Blackburn knew that he wanted to be a short track speed skater since the age of five, but would have to wait for over a decade before he was selected to represent his country internationally. He joined Team Canada in 1990 and two years later he was selected to represent his country at the 1992 Winter Olympics, where he took home silver medals in the 5,000m relay and the 1,000m events. He returned to the Winter Olympics in 1994, but did not reach the podium in any of the events that he took part in: the 500m, the 1,000m and the 5,000m relay. Later that year, however, he captured a gold medal at the World Championships in the 500m. After his retirement he worked for several years as the production manager for Apex Racing Skates, a company that develops and markets skates to over twenty countries, alongside teammate Mathieu Turcotte among others. He made an attempt to revive his speed skating career in 2002 but could not perform at his previous level, due to hip troubles caused by an earlier skating injury, and retired for good in 2005, returning to Apex early in the year and later pursuing a career in coaching. As of 2009 he was working with the Montreal-International Skating Club, as well as maintaining his position with Apex.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 2 Silver
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 500 metres Canada CAN 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 8
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 4

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round B Final 1 44.97
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QB 44.40 2
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 Q 45.20 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Six 2 Q 44.38 3

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS BT
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 2 1:31.11
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:32.23 3
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:33.71 3
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Two 1 Q 1:38.67 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 8 12 DQ
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round B Final AC DQ
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QB 1:41.71 2
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 1:30.83 5
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Five 1 Q 1:32.11 5

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 2
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
1992 Winter 19 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Round One Heat One 3
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 4
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 4
1994 Winter 21 Lillehammer Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 1