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Guillaume Bastille


SportShort Track
Born21 Jul 1985 in Rivière-du-Loup 
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationEarth Sciences - University of Quebec in Montreal [UQAM]: Canada
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.785 16 Sep 2012 Calgary  
    1000m 1:23.797 16 Sep 2012 Calgary  
    1500m 2:12.347 20 Sep 2014 Calgary  
    3000m 4:46.929 28 Mar 2010 Bormio  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    5000m Relay 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay 1      
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    2000m Relay     1  
World Team Championships
World Team Championships
    Team   1    
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe wanted to be an ice hockey player when he was young, but his father told him he had to learn to skate first. As a result he started speed skating and stuck with it.  
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national], CAN  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began speed skating at age five.  
Club / TeamLes Loupiots de Riviere-du-Loup: Canada  
International Debut
International Debut
Competing forCanada  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursIn 2009 he was a recipient of Speed Skating Canada's Peter Williamson Bursary, which recognises both athletic and academic excellence. (, 28 Oct 2009)  
NicknamesBass (, 12 Mar 2010)  
Other informationAPPEAL
In December 2013 he launched an appeal after missing out on selection as a reserve for the Canadian squad ahead of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. The appeal was unsuccessful and the short track Olympic selection committee reiterated its stance that Francois Hamelin should occupy the spot. "I do not expect anything more. It was very predictable," Bastille said. (, 23 Dec 2013)

He has served as an ambassador for Clean Air Champions, a Canadian charity that aims to educate the public on the importance of air quality and the environment. The organisation encourages people to adopt a lifestyle that will improve both the environment and personal health. "All my life I played sports. Whether inside or outside, I always had the chance to benefit from clean air and to perform well. I want future generations to have the same chance." (, 20 Nov 2013; 12 Jan 2010)
InjuriesHe injured his right knee in 2012. (, 26 Sep 2012)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 5000m relay at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 19 Nov 2013)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2011/2012 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2010 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Team Championships Team2  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2011/2012 World Championships 500m6  
    2004/2005 World Junior Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2011/2012 World Championships 1500m9  
    2011/2012 World Championships Overall9  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m1  
    2012/2013 World Cup Montreal, QC 500m1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Moscow 5000m Relay1  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2008/2009 World Cup Sofia 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2009/2010 World Cup Marquette, MI 5000m Relay1  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 500m2  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1000m2  
    2011/2012 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2009/2010 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2010/2011 World Cup Montreal, QC 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 1000m3  
    2010/2011 World Cup Quebec, QC 1000m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 1000m3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 1500m3  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1500m3  
    2007/2008 World Cup Quebec City 5000m Relay3  
    2011/2012 World Cup Saguenay, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 Dresden 5000m Relay3  
    2009/2010 World Cup Beijing 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2012/2013 World Cup Calgary, AB 5000m Relay3  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1500m4  
    2010/2011 Dresden 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1000m4  
    2008/2009 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1500m5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m5  
    2012/2013 World Cup 500m6  
    2016/2017 Minsk 1500m6  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1000m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2016/2017 Minsk 5000m Relay8  
    2010/2011 World Cup 1000m9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 5000m Relay9  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1000m9  
    2008/2009 Dresden 500m10  
    2011/2012 World Cup 500m11  
    2014/2015 Erzurum 1500m13  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1000m14  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m14  
    2008/2009 Dresden 1000m16  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m19  
    2009/2010 World Cup 1500m21  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m21  
    2014/2015 Dresden 500m21  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m22  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m25  
    2012/2013 World Cup 1000m31  
    2011/2012 World Cup 1500m33  
    2008/2009 World Cup 500m40  
    2007/2008 World Cup 1500m41  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m42  
    2008/2009 World Cup 1000m60  
    2007/2008 World Cup 500m64  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m77