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Mathieu Turcotte

Full name: Mathieu Turcotte
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
Weight: 150 lbs (68 kg)
Born: February 8, 1977 in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
Affiliations: CPVS, Sherbrooke (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Short track speed skater Mathieu Turcotte was only an alternate on the 5,000m relay team at the 1998 Winter Olympics, and did not compete at the tournament, but he burst onto the national scene later that year by taking a gold medal in the team event at the World Championships and climbing the ranks in World Cup events. He remained an active competitor on the international circuit in the years leading up to the 2002 Winter Olympics, winning gold medals in team events at the 2000 and 2001 World Championships, in addition to a silver medal in the 5,000m relay at the latter tournament. Although he specialized in the relay, he picked up a bronze medal in the 1,000m event and 5,000m relay gold at the 2002 Olympic Games, and then followed up his success with silver in the latter competition, as well as the team event, at that year’s World Championships. Over the course of the next three years, he collected three more gold and two more silver medals at the World Championships and qualified for the 1,500m and 5,000m relay events at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He placed sixth in the former and second in the latter prior to taking gold and silver in the 5,000m relay and team events at that year’s World Championships. He retired in 2008 and now serves as the President of Apex Racing Skates.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,000 metres Canada CAN 3 Bronze
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 1 Gold
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 1,500 metres Canada CAN 6
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Men's 5,000 metres Relay Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T PTS
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 3
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round A Final 3 1:30.563
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat One 3 ADV 1:35.155 13
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 Q/OR 1:27.185 34
2002 Winter 25 Salt Lake City Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat Seven 2 Q 1:28.229 21

Men's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PLR T PTS
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Standings 6 BF-1
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Final Round B Final 1 2:24.558
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QB 2:18.280 13
2006 Winter 29 Torino Short Track Speed Skating Canada Round One Heat One 1 Q 2:23.402 34

Men's 5,000 metres Relay

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