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Laurent Daignault

Full name: Laurent Daignault
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 141 lbs (64 kg)
Born: October 30, 1968 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montréal International, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of Michel Daignault.

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The younger brother and Olympic teammate of Michel Daignault, short track speed skater Laurent Daignault first made a national name for himself by winning a gold medal for Quebec as part of the men’s 3,000m relay at the 1987 Canada Winter Games. After this he competed often, but rarely reached the podium for major competitions prior to resurfacing in 1992, when short track speed skating was first made an official part of the Olympic program. He competed in only one event at that year’s Winter Olympics, the men’s 5,000m relay, and won silver alongside his teammates, which included his brother, at the Olympic event. He did not originally receive a medal for the Canadian victory in the event, as he skated only in the semifinal, and not the final, round, as he had been injured during the competition and was replaced by Mark Lackie. This decision was later overturned and the younger Daignault received his Olympic silver in 1994, over two years after the event. In December 2006 he joined the United States’ national speed skating program as a coach and technical advisor. He had previously held these positions with Speed Skating Canada since 2000, but left two months after his friend Guy Thibault was dismissed as head coach with the organization.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
1992 Winter 23 Albertville Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Round One Heat One 3
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