Charle Cournoyer

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Charle Cournoyer
Personal information
Born (1991-06-11) June 11, 1991 (age 27)
Boucherville, Quebec, Canada[1]
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportShort track speed skating
ClubLongueuil Speed Skating Club

Charle Cournoyer (born June 11, 1991) is a Canadian short track speed skater. He won an Olympic bronze medal in the 500 m at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Cournoyer was also part of the gold medal World Championship relay team at the 2013 ISU World Championships for Canada.[2]

Career[edit]

Cournoyer won a surprise bronze medal in the 500 m at the 2014 Winter Olympics. After winning the medal he said that "I came in here to have as much fun as possible. I was expecting to be good but the bronze medal? It was a fog for me. I was just racing, doing what I know. The atmosphere was really great, with Victor An winning the gold medal. It was super loud."[3] He was the youngest member of the Canadian short track team at the 2014 Winter Olympics.[3] Cournoyer had been pegged by national director, Yves Hamelin, as a rising star in Canadian short track. Hamelin said that "He's the one we invested a lot in the last couple of years." His son Charles Hamelin, an Olympic star for Canada also spoke highly of Cournoyer saying that "He's the future of short track for Canada. It's good for him to bring back a medal. It will put some confidence in his skating."[4]

2018 Winter Olympics[edit]

In August 2017, Cournoyer was named to Canada's 2018 Winter Olympics team.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charle Cournoyer profile". Speed Skating Canada. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
  2. ^ "Canadian men's relay team defends short-track world title". CBC Sports. March 10, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Charle Cournoyer wins bronze in men's 500m short track". CBC Sports. February 21, 2014.
  4. ^ Ed Wiles. "Charle Cournoyer's bronze provides relief for Canada's short track team". Canada.com. Archived from the original on February 21, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  5. ^ Nichols, Paula (30 August 2017). "10 short track speed skaters nominated to Team Canada for PyeongChang 2018". www.olympic.ca/. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Gold medallist Hamelin to lead Canada's 2018 short-track team". www.sportsnet.ca/. Sportsnet. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.

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