Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu

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Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu
Personal information
Born (1992-05-05) May 5, 1992 (age 25)
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Height 1.7 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Country  Canada
Sport Speed skating

Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu (born May 5, 1992) is a Canadian short track speed skater. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Gélinas-Beaulieu currently resides in Montreal. He is currently a member of the national junior short track team for Canada.

At the 2009 World Junior Short Track Championships were held in his hometown of Sherbrooke. Antoine won a silver medal in the 1000 m and a bronze in the 1500 m race, this aided his 4th-place finish overall as a 16-year-old. Gélinas-Beaulieu was named Quebec's male national athlete of the year at the 37th annual Sports Québec Gala on December 23, 2009.[1] At the following junior short track championships in 2010 in Taipei he won 5 silver medals in the 500m, 1000m, 1500m super final, 3000m relay, and the overall silver medal.[2][3][4]

Gélinas-Beaulieu also received two bronze medals at the 2010 World Junior Speed Skating Championships in long track. He received the bronze medals in the 1500 m and the 5000 m.[5] He also finished third overall in the competition.

Next he attended the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There Gélinas-Beaulieu won three gold medals in long track speed skating for Quebec in the 1,500 m, 3,000 m, 5,000 m. His victories came as part of a comeback as much of the previous season had been lost to him due to being ill from mononucleosis.[6]