He placed 8th at the 1956 Winter Olympics. In 1958, he retired to attend medical school at the University of Toronto, but after graduation, he returned to competitive skating and competed at the 1964 Winter Olympics. In 2005, he was inducted into the Skate Canada Hall of Fame.  Charles Snelling lives in Vancouver, B.C. and has recently retired from working as a burns and plastics specialist.
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