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Charles Hamelin

Full name: Charles Hamelin
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: April 14, 1984 in Lévis, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montréal International, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Related Olympians: Brother of François Hamelin.

Medals: 3 Gold, 1 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Charles Hamelin had his international debut in short track speed skating in 2002 at the World Junior Championships, where he earned a silver medal with the 5,000m relay team. The following year he took bronze in that same event, in addition to silver in the 500m and 1,500m competitions at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He attended his first senior-level World Championships in 2004, but did not earn any medals. His situation changed significantly in 2005, however, when he won gold medals in the 5,000m relay and team competitions, as well as silver in the 500m event and qualified for the 5,000m relay and 1,500m competitions at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He placed second and fourth in those events respectively, and then took two gold medals (3,000m, 5,000m relay) and bronze (1000m) at that year’s World Championships. His most successful season came next, when he won second place overall at the 2007 World Championships with gold in the 500m and team competitions and silver in the 1,000m and 5,000m relay events. He slowed slightly in 2008, winning silver in the 500m and team competitions at the World Championships, but was back in full form by 2009, winning third place overall with a gold medal in the 500m event, silver in the team competitions, and bronze in the 3,000m contest. He was a prominent medal hope for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held on home soil, and he did not disappoint, winning the 500m competition and the 5,000m relay alongside his brother François, among others. After failing to win any medals at the 2010 World Championships, however, he has begun preparations to compete successfully at longer individual distances at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Outside of this, he has also made plans to obtain a degree in kinesiology after his retirement.

Results

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T P BT
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 1 AF-1
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 1 40.981
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 40.964
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q/OR 40.770
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Four 1 Q 41.463
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 32 R1-4 0-0-4 1:18.871
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Eight 4 1:18.871

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T P BT
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 4 AF-4
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 4 1:24.329
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 1:25.062
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:25.300
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat One 1 Q 1:25.256
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 14 SF-4 0-4-1 1:25.742
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Three 4 1:40.408
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Five 1 Q 1:25.742

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS P BT
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 4 AF-4
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 4 2:26.375
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 2:20.854 34
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Five 1 Q 2:19.469 34
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 7 BF-1
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round B Final 1 2:18.243
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 3 QB 2:11.225
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Two 2 Q 2:16.153
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 1 AF-1 1-1 2:14.480
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 1 2:14.985
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 Q 2:14.480
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Four 1 Q 2:16.903

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 2
2006 Winter 21 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 1
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 1
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 1
2010 Winter 25 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 2
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 6
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round B Final 1
2014 Winter 29 Sochi Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 4