Gregor Jelonek

Person type: 
Coach
Track type: 
Long
Date of Birth: 
Monday, September 16, 1968
Hometown: 
Montreal
Coach: 
National teams coach
Training centre: 
Gaétan Boucher National Centre, Quebec City

 

An Olympian from the 1988 Games in Calgary, Gregor Jelonek coaches the National Program athletes based in Quebec at the Geatan Boucher National Center in Quebec City.

Jelonek began coaching with the National team in 2002 and has coached at every Olympics since 2006.

Two of his most notable coaching achievements to date were at the 2015 and 2016 World Single Distance Championships where his athletes Laurent Dubreuil and Alex Boisvert-Lacroix respectively skated to consecutive bronze medals in the 500m. In the 2015-16 season, the athletes he coached won a total of 6 World Cup medals and 2 Junior World Championships medals. In the 2014-15 season, his athlete Laurent Dubreuil collected 5 World Cup medals and finished 2nd in the Overall World Cup Standings. Since 2002, Jelonek has coached four athletes to the Olympic Games: Philippe Marois, Francois-Olivier Roberge, Vincent Labrie and Muncef Ouardi)

A member of the Canadian National Long Track Team from 1987 to 1992 and competed in the 1500m at the 1988 Olympic Games where he took the 23rd spot. He went on to coach for Canada at ten Junior World Championships since 1997 and nine World Single Distance Championships since 2003.

Jelonek has been names Speed Skating Canada’s Coach of the Year in 2000, 2012 and 2016. He is a level IV coach.

Facts: 

Gregor enjoys spending time with his family, reading and movies.