18 December 1986 |
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)|
François Hamelin (born 18 December 1986) is a Canadian short track speed skater from Sainte-Julie, Quebec, currently residing in Montreal. He is the younger brother of acclaimed Canadian short tracker Charles Hamelin. His father Yves Hamelin is also the director of the Canadian short track program.
While not having nearly the same amount of success of his older brother, Hamelin has had success at the junior level in international competition. In addition Hamelin has been an important part of the Canadian short track team helping them to both a silver at the 2008 World Championships, and a silver at the 2008 World Team Championships. During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, François skated with his brother in the 1000m short track final, only to place 5th. On 26 February, he won a gold medal in the 5000 m relay along with his brother Charles, François-Louis Tremblay, Olivier Jean and Guillaume Bastille.
In the Sochi 2014 Olympics, he finished 9th in the 1500m and a fall prevented his brother from making history of winning 3 gold medals in the same olympics twice.
- Lukas, Jennifer (2010-02-26). "Canada makes it a 3-medal day in short track". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-26.