Full name: Sylvain Gagnon
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: May 30, 1970 in Dolbeau, QuÃ©bec, Canada
Affiliations: MontrÃ©al International, MontrÃ©al (CAN)
Sport: Short Track Speed Skating
Related Olympians: Brother of Marc Gagnon.
Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)
Short track speed skater Sylvain Gagnon is the elder brother of the much more well-known [Marc Gagnon], a three-time gold medalist in the sport. Sylvain had been skating since the mid-1980s, but rose to prominence at the 1992 Winter Olympics, when his sport of choice was first contested officially at the Games. He qualified to compete in only one event, the menâs 5000m relay, and took home a silver medal. He continued his success at the 1993 World Championships, where he placed first in the 500m, 1,000m, and 1,500m competitions, as well as third in the 3,000m event, and took second place overall at the tournament. Despite this he was not selected to join Team Canada at the 1994 Winter Olympics. He was later part of a team, which included his brother, [FrÃ©dÃ©ric Blackburn], and Bryce Holbech, that set a world record in the 5,000m relay with a time of 7.09,76 on March 19, 1995 at that yearâs World Championships. Replacing Holbech with [Derrick Campbell], they improved their record on October 29th of that year to 7.02,48 and held it until December 8, 1996. He retired from active competition in 1997.
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