Charle Cournoyer

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Charle Cournoyer
Personal information
Born (1991-06-11) June 11, 1991 (age 24)
Boucherville, Quebec[1]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Sport
Country  Canada
Sport Speed skating
Club Longueuil Speed Skating Club

Charle Cournoyer (born June 11, 1991) is a Canadian short track speed skater from Boucherville, Quebec. He won a 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]

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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 the national direct, 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]

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