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François-Louis Tremblay

Full name: François-Louis Tremblay
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: November 13, 1980 in Alma, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: Montréal International, Montréal (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (5 Total)

Biography

Short track speed skater François-Louis Tremblay began competing internationally in the late 1990s and won his first World Championship medals, bronze in the men's 5000 m relay and silver in the team event, in 1999. Gold in the team event followed in 2000 and 2001 leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he qualified to represent Canada in the 5,000 m relay. The Canadians took the gold, but dropped to silver in the team competition in that year's World Championships. Tremblay was absent from the team during the 2003 and 2004 World Championships, but skated with them during many successful World Cup events. He came back big in 2005 with gold in the 5000 m relay, 500 m, and team events, which, aided by his silver in the 1,500 m competition, ranked him third overall at that year's World Championships. He entered the 2006 Winter Olympics at his peak and, although he was disqualified in the 1,000 m competition, he took silver in the 500 m and 5,000 m relay events. He continued to shine at the World Championships later that year, with gold in those same competitions, silver in the 3,000 m event, and third place overall. Since then he has remained an active and successful competitor, with one gold and two silver medals at the 2007 World Championships and silver in the team event at the 2009 edition, all in preparation for his participation at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, where he took home gold in the 5,000 m relay and bronze in the 500 m.

Results

Men's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 2 AF-2
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 2 42.002
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 42.261 34
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 Q 42.110 21
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Four 2 Q 42.779 21
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 3 AF-3
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 3 46.366
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 Q 41.515
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Four 1 Q 41.326
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Six 1 Q 41.397

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings AC DQ
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Three AC DQ
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Two 1 Q 1:28.925 34

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 1
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 1
2002 Winter 21 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 1
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 2
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 2
2006 Winter 25 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat One 1
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Standings 1
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Final Round A Final 1
2010 Winter 29 Vancouver Short Track Speed Skating Canada CAN Semi-Finals Heat Two 2