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Charles Hamelin
Sport: Short Track
Birthdate: April 14, 1984
Birthplace: Levis, Quebec, Canada
Hometown: Levis, Quebec, Canada
Residence: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Ht: / Wt: 5'9" / 155 lbs
Olympics: 2006
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Getting to know: Charles Hamelin

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.

Results

DateEvent RankResults
Wed, Feb 24 - 5:47p500m -- Heats 141.463
Fri, Feb 26 - 7:14p500m -- Finals A/BMedal Gold140.981
Fri, Feb 26 - 6:43p500m -- Semifinals 140.964
Fri, Feb 26 - 6:00p500m -- Quarterfinals 140.770
Wed, Feb 17 - 5:25p1000m -- Heats 11:25.256
Sat, Feb 20 - 8:05p1000m -- Finals A/B 41:24.329
Sat, Feb 20 - 7:28p1000m -- Semifinals 21:25.062
Sat, Feb 20 - 6:29p1000m -- Quarterfinals 11:25.300
Sat, Feb 13 - 7:18p1500m -- Finals A/B 12:18.243
Sat, Feb 13 - 6:18p1500m -- Semifinals 32:11.225
Sat, Feb 13 - 5:00p1500m -- Heats 22:16.153
Wed, Feb 17 - 6:32p5000m Relay -- Semifinals 26:43.610
Fri, Feb 26 - 7:51p5000m Relay -- Finals A/BMedal Gold16:44.224

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    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.

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