Canada's best all-around skater and one of the top in the world, Hamelin is a multiple medal threat in Vancouver... His family has become somewhat short track obsessed...He followed his younger brother, Francois, into the sport at age 10, and his father, Yves, soon became a coach...Now, Charles is an Olympic medalist, Francois is on the Olympic team and Yves is the national team program director.
|Wed, Feb 24 - 5:47p||500m -- Heats||1||41.463|
|Fri, Feb 26 - 7:14p||500m -- Finals A/B||1||40.981|
|Fri, Feb 26 - 6:43p||500m -- Semifinals||1||40.964|
|Fri, Feb 26 - 6:00p||500m -- Quarterfinals||1||40.770|
|Wed, Feb 17 - 5:25p||1000m -- Heats||1||1:25.256|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 8:05p||1000m -- Finals A/B||4||1:24.329|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 7:28p||1000m -- Semifinals||2||1:25.062|
|Sat, Feb 20 - 6:29p||1000m -- Quarterfinals||1||1:25.300|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 7:18p||1500m -- Finals A/B||1||2:18.243|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 6:18p||1500m -- Semifinals||3||2:11.225|
|Sat, Feb 13 - 5:00p||1500m -- Heats||2||2:16.153|
|Wed, Feb 17 - 6:32p||5000m Relay -- Semifinals||2||6:43.610|
|Fri, Feb 26 - 7:51p||5000m Relay -- Finals A/B||1||6:44.224|
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.