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Samuel Girard


SportShort Track
Born26 Jun 1996 in Ferland-et-Boilleau 
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationAccounting, Management - CEGEP: Canada
FamilyPartner Kasandra Bradette
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.987 22 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:23.192 20 Aug 2017 Montreal  
    1500m 2:09.723 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:48.550 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    1000m 1      
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m   2    
    5000m Relay   2    
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCrafting furniture, modifying his car. (, 01 Mar 2017)  
InjuriesIn October 2015 he sustained a 12-centimetre cut to his right leg after an accident at the gym. (, 27 Oct 2015)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"It was luck. I wanted to learn to skate and started at a short track club."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age four at the F-18 club in La Baie, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis parents. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Charles Hamelin. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up on your dreams." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Famous relativesHis partner Kasandra Bradette has represented Canada in short track, and competed at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 13 Mar 2018;, 09 Sep 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named the 2017 Male Skater of the Year for short track by Speed Skating Canada. (, 2017)

He received the 2014 Rising Star Award for short track from Speed Skating Canada. (, 01 Mar 2017)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
NicknamesSam (, 09 Sep 2017)  
Other informationRETIREMENT
He retired from competitive short track in May 2019. "I leave my sport satisfied with what I have accomplished. This decision was very well thought through. I am at peace with the choice that I've made and am ready to move onto the next step." (, 24 May 2019)

At the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he and his partner Kasandra Bradette both represented Canada in short track. "We met skating in Montreal [QC, Canada]. She lived about an hour away from my old town." (, 09 Sep 2017; Kasandra Bradette Instagram profile, 18 Feb 2018;, 18 Jan 2018;, 31 Oct 2017)
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 1000m at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
MilestonesAt the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang he became the first Canadian short track skater to win an Olympic gold medal in the 1000m event. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Oct 2018;, 25 Feb 2018)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall4  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m4  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m6  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m7  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m9  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall19  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m19  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m21  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m49  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 500m1  
    2017/2018 Budapest 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 500m1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2018/2019 Almaty 500m1  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2014/2015 Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Turin 2000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 500m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m6  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m8  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 500m11  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m14  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m16  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m17  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1000m20  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m51