At a glance

14 Apr 1984 Lévis, Canada
175 cm / 71 kg 5'9'' / 156 pounds
Male
Charles Hamelin had his international debut in short track speed skating in 2002 at the World Junior Championships, where he earned a silver medal with the 5,000m relay team. The following year he took bronze in that same event, in addition to silver in the 500m and 1,500m competitions at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He attended his first senior-level World Championships in 2004, but did not earn any medals. His situation changed significantly in 2005, however, when he won gold medals in the 5,000m relay and team competitions, as well as silver in the 500m event and qualified for...

Charles Hamelin had his international debut in short track speed skating in 2002 at the World Junior Championships, where he earned a silver medal with the 5,000m relay team. The following year he took bronze in that same event, in addition to silver in the 500m and 1,500m competitions at the 2003 World Junior Championships. He attended his first senior-level World Championships in 2004, but did not earn any medals. His situation changed significantly in 2005, however, when he won gold medals in the 5,000m relay and team competitions, as well as silver in the 500m event and qualified for the 5,000m relay and 1,500m competitions at the 2006 Winter Olympics. He placed second and fourth in those events respectively, and then took two gold medals (3,000m, 5,000m relay) and bronze (1000m) at that year’s World Championships. His most successful season came next, when he won second place overall at the 2007 World Championships with gold in the 500m and team competitions and silver in the 1,000m and 5,000m relay events. He slowed slightly in 2008, winning silver in the 500m and team competitions at the World Championships, but was back in full form by 2009, winning third place overall with a gold medal in the 500m event, silver in the team competitions, and bronze in the 3,000m contest. He was a prominent medal hope for Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held on home soil, and he did not disappoint, winning the 500m competition and the 5,000m relay alongside his brother François, among others. After failing to win any medals at the 2010 World Championships, however, he has begun preparations to compete successfully at longer individual distances at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Outside of this, he has also made plans to obtain a degree in kinesiology after his retirement.

Charles in numbers

4
Olympics
Olympics
5
medals
Gold medal:3 Silver medal:1 Bronze medal:1
  • PyeongChang
    PyeongChang 2018
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    PyeongChang
    PyeongChang 2018
    • AC
      Short Track Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 9
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 13
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 3 Bronze medal
      Short Track Speed Skating
      5,000 metres Relay
  • Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Sochi
    Sochi 2014
    • 32
      Short Track Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 14
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 6
      Short Track Speed Skating
      5,000 metres Relay
  • Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Vancouver
    Vancouver 2010
    • 1 Gold medal
      Short Track Speed Skating
      500 metres
    • 4
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,000 metres
    • 7
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 1 Gold medal
      Short Track Speed Skating
      5,000 metres Relay
  • Turin
    Turin 2006
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Turin
    Turin 2006
    • 4
      Short Track Speed Skating
      1,500 metres
    • 2 Silver medal
      Short Track Speed Skating
      5,000 metres Relay