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Charles Hamelin

Canada

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCAN11404198401
NOCCanada
Born14 Apr 1984 in LÚvis 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Marianne St-Gelais
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.091 07 Feb 2016 Dresden  
    1000m 1:21.961 15 Sep 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:09.098 10 Dec 2011 Shanghai  
    3000m 4:42.090 14 Mar 2009 Heerenveen  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    500m 1      
    1500m 1      
    5000m Relay 1 1    
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    500m 2 3 1  
    1000m 1 3 4  
    1500m 1 1 2  
    5000m Relay 5 3    
    Overall   3 3  
World Junior Championships
Event  
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
World Team Championships
Event  
World Team Championships
    Team 2 4 1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.frereshamelin.com/  
www.facebook.com/charleshamelin01/  
twitter.com/Speedskater01  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age 10 at a club in Sainte-Julie, QC, Canada.  
Club / TeamLes Fines Lames de Sainte-Julie: Canada  
Reason for choosing this sport"I got to skate with my brother Francois' club at Christmas and on other holidays. It was a lot of fun and I really liked the thrill of the ice. It was like a family event every time we went to the rink. Everyone would pile into the car and it was just about having fun and skating fast and doing the best we could."  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationRETIREMENT
He plans to retire from competitive sport after the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. He hopes to become more involved in the Nagano Skate programme, which provides equipment and expertise to young skaters, and start working as a coach. His partner Marianne St-Gelais also intends to retire following the 2018 Games. "When I started to be on the national team, I never thought I would have that career in my life. Being almost at the end of it, when I look back I'm really, really proud of it," Hamelin said. (torontosun.com, 11 Aug 2017; naganoskate.com, 25 Jan 2017)
 
Most influential person in careerHis father Yves. (Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Hero / IdolJamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, Canadian short track skaters Marc Gagnon and Eric Bedard. (NOC Media Guide, 2014; Athlete, 22 Nov 2013)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Just do it. Have fun and play fair." (Athlete, 09 Dec 2012)  
Famous relativesHis younger brother Francois won gold in short track in the 5000m relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. His partner Marianne St-Gelais is also a short track skater, and won two silver medals at the 2010 Games. His father Yves was the team leader of the Canadian short track squad at the 2014 Games in Sochi. His mother Manon Goulet is the cousin of former NHL Hall of Fame player Michel Goulet, who represented the Quebec Nordiques and Chicago Blackhawks. (Facebook profile, 21 Sep 2017; NOC Media Guide, 2014; olympic.org, 18 Dec 2013; theglobeandmail.com, 31 Jul 2013; speedskating.ca, 02 Jan 2011; cbc.ca, 04 Jan 2010)  
InjuriesIn August 2013 he suffered a minor stretch to a ligament in his left ankle. (cbc.ca, 29 Sep 2013)

In November 2009 he crashed into the boards in a World Cup 1000m qualifying race in Michigan, United States of America. He struck his head and was cut by skates, forcing him to pull out of the competition as a precautionary measure. (cbc.ca, Jan 04 2010)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a total of three gold medals and one silver medal at the Olympic Winter Games between 2006 and 2014, and claiming world championship gold over 1500m in 2014 and 1000m in 2016. (Athlete, 02 Feb 2017, 10 Dec 2015)  
HobbiesDrawing. (frereshamelin.com, 14 Nov 2014)  
AmbitionsTo win a medal at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Instagram profile, 16 Oct 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe has been named Speed Skating Canada's Male Short Track Athlete of the Year on six occasions. (NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2006/2007 World Championships 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Championships 500m1  
    2010 Olympic Games 500m1  
    2014 Olympic Games 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m1  
    2005/2006 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Team Championships Team1  
    2004/2005 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Team Championships Team1  
    2010/2011 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2007/2008 World Championships 500m2  
    2010/2011 World Championships Overall2  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1500m2  
    2010/2011 World Championships 1000m2  
    2006/2007 World Championships 1000m2  
    2004/2005 World Championships 500m2  
    2006/2007 World Championships Overall2  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall2  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team2  
    2006/2007 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2007/2008 World Team Championships Team2  
    2007/2008 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2005/2006 World Team Championships Team2  
    2008/2009 World Team Championships Team2  
    2006 Olympic Games 5000m Relay2  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Championships Overall3  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall3  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Team Championships Team3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Championships 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Championships Overall3  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2002/2003 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2009/2010 World Championships 500m4  
    2007/2008 World Championships 1000m4  
    2004/2005 World Championships Overall4  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall4  
    2005/2006 World Championships Overall4  
    2010 Olympic Games 1000m4  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m4  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall4  
    2006 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2003/2004 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2005/2006 World Championships 500m5  
    2004/2005 World Championships 1500m5  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2007/2008 World Championships Overall6  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m6  
    2005/2006 World Championships 1500m7  
    2009/2010 World Championships Overall7  
    2010 Olympic Games 1500m7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m7  
    2010/2011 World Championships 500m8  
    2001/2002 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall8  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1000m9  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m9  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m11  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m11  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m14  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1000m15  
    2012/2013 World Championships 500m16  
    2009/2010 World Championships 1500m18  
    2008/2009 World Championships 1500m19  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m28  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m32  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2009/2010 World Cup 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup 1000m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Budapest 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Nagoya 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Spisska Nova Ves 500m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Budapest 1000m1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 1000m1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC 1000m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2007/2008 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Kolomna 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 500m1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 500m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Turin 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 1500m1  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 1000m1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1000m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Sochi 1000m1  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Changchun 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2006/2007 World Cup Jeonju 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 5000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Saguenay, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m2  
    2013/2014 World Cup 500m2  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 1000m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Jeonju 1000m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Saguenay, QC 1500m2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Budapest 1000m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 1500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 1500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 500m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 500m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay2  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 1500m2  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Vancouver 5000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2003/2004 World Cup Mlada Boleslav 5000m Relay2  
    2007/2008 World Cup Turin 5000m Relay2  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2006/2007 World Cup Changchun 5000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Harbin 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Moscow 5000m Relay2  
    2004/2005 World Cup 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 1500m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 1500m3  
    2006/2007 World Cup Changchun 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Harbin 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 1000m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI Overall3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 1000m3  
    2003/2004 World Cup Bormio 1000m3  
    2005/2006 World Cup Bormio 1500m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Beijing 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Heerenveen 1000m3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Kobe 1000m3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Nagano 1000m3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 500m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Madison, WI 3000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Shanghai 500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Nagoya 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2008/2009 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 500m3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1500m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 1500m3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Budapest 1500m3  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 5000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Spisska Nova Ves 5000m Relay3  
    2005/2006 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay3  
    2004/2005 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2005/2006 World Cup Hangzhou 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m4  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m4  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1000m4  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1500m4  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m4  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m4  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2010/2011 World Cup 500m5  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m5  
    2004/2005 World Cup 1500m5  
    2005/2006 World Cup 1500m5  
    2004/2005 World Cup Overall5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m6  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m6  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m7  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m7  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m8  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m8  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m11  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m11  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m11  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m12  
    2006/2007 World Cup 500m14  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m17  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m19  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1000m19  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1000m20  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m20  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m22  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m23  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1000m32  
    2006/2007 World Cup 1500m44  
    2003/2004 World Cup 500m49  
    2003/2004 World Cup Overall55  
    2003/2004 World Cup 1500m65