François Hamelin

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François Hamelin
Personal information
Born (1986-12-18) 18 December 1986 (age 31)
Lévis, Quebec, Canada
ResidenceSainte-Julie, Quebec, Canada
Height175 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportShort track speed skating

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.

Career[edit]

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.[1]

2014 Olympics[edit]

In the Sochi 2014 Olympics, he finished 9th in the 1500m and 6th as part of the 5000m relay team.

2018 Olympics[edit]

In August 2017, Hamelin was named to Canada's 2018 Winter Olympics team.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lukas, Jennifer (2010-02-26). "Canada makes it a 3-medal day in short track". CTV Olympics. Retrieved 2010-02-26.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "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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