Hamelin, Charles

Person type: 
National Team
Track type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, April 14, 1984
Hometown: 
Sainte-Julie, Que.
Coach: 
Derrick Campbell
Jon Cavar
Training centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal

ISU biography

International senior seasons: 2003-...
Personal sponsors: PwC, P&G, Oakley, Red Bull, and Dk Spec

Facts: 

2015-2016
-1000m World Champion and vice champion in the overall ranking at the World Championships
-Won six gold medals in five World Cups
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2014-2015
-Won a silver medal in the 1000m and a bronze medal in the 1500m at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2013-2014
-Won a gold medal in the 1500m at the 2014 Olympic Games
-Won a gold medal  in the 1500m and a bronze medal in the 500m while finishing third overall at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2012-2013
-Won bronze medals in the 1000m, 1500m and 3000m and in the relay event and finished third overall at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2011-2012
-Won a gold medal in the relay event, a silver medal in the 500m and a bronze medal in the 1000m at the World Championships

2010-2011
-Won a gold medal in the relay event and silver medals in the 1000m and 1500m at the World Championships while taking the second position overall
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2009-2010
-Won gold medals in the 500m and in the relay event at the 2010 Olympic Games
-Finished 4th in the 500m and 3000m at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2008-2009
-Won a gold medal in the 500m and a bronze medal in the 3000m at the World Championships
-Broke the 1000m World Record in January 2009 with a time of 1:23.454. This mark have been broke on October 21, 2012
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2007-2008
-Won silver medals in the 500m and in the relay event at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2006-2007
-Won a gold medal in the 500m and silver medals in the 1000m and in the relay event at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2005-2006
-Won a silver medal in the relay event while finishing 4th in the 1500m at the 2006 Olympic Games
-Won gold medals in the 3000m and in the relay event and a bronze medal in the 1000m at the World Championships

2004-2005
-Won a gold medal in the relay event and a silver medal in the 500m at the World Championships
-Named Male Short Track Athlete of the Year by Speed Skating Canada

2003-2004
-Competed in his first-ever World Championships (4th in the relay event)
-Competed in his first-ever World Cup (World Cup #5) where he won a silver medal in the relay event. He won his first-ever individual World Cup medal at World Cup #6, a bronze medal in the 1000m

2002-2003
-Won two silver medals (500m and 1500m) and a bronze medal in the relay event at the World Junior Championships
-Won a gold medal in the relay event and broke the 1000m Short Track Canada Games record with a time of 1:28.45 at the 2003 Canada Games (record broken at the 2015 Canada Games)

2001-2002
-Won a silver medal in the relay event at the World Junior Championships

1993-1994
-Started speed skating at the age of 10

Other facts
His brother François is also a member of the national team and father Yves was the SSC’s short track program director and is the director of the Calgary Olympic Oval ... Engaged to short track speed skater Marianne St-Gelais... In his free time, he enjoys movies ...

Results: 
2016-2017500m1000m1500m3000mRelayOverall
World Cup #2 - Salt Lake CityBRONZE
(3 : FA)
 7 (1)
(7 : FA)
 4
(4 : FA)
 
World Cup #1 - Calgary19 (1)
(Fall : 1/4)
23
(PEN : 1/4)
  4
(4 : FA)
 
Fall World Cup Selections1, 21, 21, 2  1
2015-2016500m1000m1500m3000mRelayOverall
National Ranking     1
World Championships28
(Heats)
GOLD7
(PEN: FA)
3SILVERSILVER
Final Rankings - World Cups238 14
World Cup #5 - DresdenGOLD
(1: FA)
GOLD
(1: FA)
  SILVER
(2: FA)
 
Canadian Senior Championships15

1

6 1
World Cup #4 - Shanghai  

GOLD (1)
(1: FA)

19 (2)
(7 : 1/2)
 BRONZE
(3 : FA)
 
World Cup #3 - Nagoya

GOLD (1)
(1: FA)

4
(PEN: FA)
  BRONZE
(1: A Final)
 
World Cup #2 - Toronto

16 (1)
(PEN: 1/4)

GOLD (2)
(1: A Final)

   GOLD
(1: A Final)
 
World Cup #1 - Montreal GOLD (2)
(1: A Final)
6
(6: A Final)
 5
(1: B Final)
 
Fall World Cup Selections1, 12, 21, 6  1
2014-2015500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Final ranking: National111  1
Final ranking: World Cups843 6 
World Championships6
(2: B final)
SILVER
(2: A final)
BRONZE
(3: A final)
47
(PEN: B final)
4
World Cup #6 - ErzurumBRONZE
(3: A final)
6
(1: B final)
  9
(elim.: heats)
 
World Cup #5 - Dresden 8
(PEN: 1/2 final)
BRONZE (2)
(3: A final)
 8
(4: B final)
 
Canadian Senior Championships1112 1
World Cup #4 - SeoulBRONZE
(3: A final)
4
(4: A final)
  SILVER
(2: A final)
 
World Cup #3 - Shanghai GOLD
(1: A final)
SILVER
(2: A final)
 BRONZE
(3: A final)
 
World Cup #2 - Montréal6
(1: B final)
 8
(1: B final)
 10
(4: heats)
 
World Cup #1 - Salt Lake City 5
(1: B final)
SILVER
(2: A final)
 5
(1: B final)
 
Fall World Cup Selections1, 111, 1  1
2013-14500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World ChampionshipsBRONZE9GOLD8 (Super Final)53
Olympic Games3214GOLD 6 
WC-Overall211 2 
WC-4 (Kolomna)16GOLD11 5 
WC-3 (Torino)GOLDGOLD5 GOLD 
WC-2 (Seoul)96GOLD GOLD 
WC-1 (Shanghai)GOLDGOLDSILVER SILVER 
Olympic Trials1, 1, 11, 1, 71, 1, 1  1
2012-13500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-12 3 3 
WC-22nd: 22  5 
WC-32 1st: 3 5 
WC-411st: 5  3 
WC-51st: 11  5 
WC-Rank1612 5 
World Champ.1633313
Fall Selections1, 12, 31, 1  1
Cdn Open1178 2
Cdn Rank     2
2011-12500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-12 1st: 1 1 
WC-21st: 21  3 
WC-3 2nd: 119 Pen 8 
WC-42nd: 1 2 2 
WC-53 1st: 7 1 
WC Rank245 1 
World Champ.234 14
Fall Selections111  1
Cdn Open1321 1
Cdn Rank     1
2010-11500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-11 1st: 4 1 
WC-2 2nd: 116 1 
WC-31st: 8   1 
WC-44 1st: 7 2 
WC-595  3 
WC Rank51117 1 
World Champ.922412
Fall Selections151  1
Cdn Open3112 1
Cdn Rank     1
2009-10500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Olympics147 1 
WC-1624 3 
WC-211712 2 
WC-3131 2 
WC-4883 1 
WC Rank132 2 
World Champ.49184 7
Fall SelectionsT15T1  1
Cdn Rank     1
2008-09500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-12 2 3 
WC-2 1  2 
WC-313  2 
WC-4 32nd: 2 1 
WC-5 2nd: 93 1 
WC Rank844 1 
World Champ.115193 3
Cdn Open211  1
Cdn Rank     1
2007-08500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-16 3 2 
WC-2 1st: 3; 2nd: 3  2 
WC-323  8 
WC-44 2 2 
WC-52 3 3 
WC-614  5 
WC Rank447 2 
World Champ.245 26
Cdn Open166  3
Cdn Rank     1
2006-07500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-17 3 2 
WC-2 2  1 
WC-33 2 8 
WC-441  2 
WC-612  4 
WC Rank142044 7 
World Champ.124 22
Cdn Open111  1
Cdn Rank     1
2005-06500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Olympics  4 2 
WC-1  6 3 
WC-2  4 3 
WC-3  3 4 
WC-4  17 4 
WC Rank  5 4 
World Champ.537114
Cdn Rank     4
2004-05500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-271118 3 
WC-3433 1 
WC-4716 1 
WC-5713 2 
WC-61   3 
WC Rank345 15
World Champ.245414
Cdn Open     1
Cdn Rank     1
2003-04500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-575  2 
WC-632318 1 
WC Rank493265 255
World Champ.    4 
Cdn Rank     5
2002-03500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World Jrs242S1500: 534
Cdn Open     9
Cdn Rank     9
2001-02500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World Jrs24914 2 
Cdn Open     5
Cdn Rank     11