Bastille, Guillaume

Person type: 
National Team
Olympic Selections
Track type: 
Short
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, July 21, 1984
Hometown: 
Rivière-du-loup, Que.
Coach: 
Derrick Campbell
Laurent Daignault
Training centre: 
Maurice Richard Arena, Montreal

ISU biography

International senior seasons: 6 (2007-2013)
Personal sponsor:
Premier Tech (since 2006)

2012-13 Season
In his sixth international season, Guillaume was chosen to be part of the world championship team but did not compete ... In his six World Cups, he won a gold medal in the 500 m, two bronze in the 1500 m and another two bronze in the relay ... In his final World Cup season ranking, he was sixth in the 500 m, 31st in the 1000 m and fifth in the 1500 m ... At the domestic level, he was sixth overall at the fall World Cup selections in September and fourth at the Canadian Open Championships in January ... He was fifth overall in the final Canadian season ranking.

2011-12 Season
This was his fifth international senior season ... At his first world championships in Shanghai, China, he ranked ninth overall, placing sixth in the 500 m and 1000 m and ninth in the 1500 m. He was world champion taking the gold medal with the relay team ... After competing in four of six World Cups, his season classifications were: 11th in the 500 m (2 races), eighth in the 1000 m (2 races), 33rd in the 1500 m (2 races), and, first in the relay. He won his second career World Cup gold medal in the 1000 m in World Cup #6 in Dordrecht, Neth. He also won his second career silver medal in the second 500 m race at World Cup #2 in Saguenay, Que. With the relay team, he won two gold, a silver and bronze medal ... At the Canadian Open Championships in Saguenay (Jan. 13-15), he ranked fifth overall. He was second in the 1000 m, third in the 3000 m, 11th in the 500 m and 12th in the 1500 m ... His final Canadian ranking was fifth.

Personal bests
500: 40.785, Sept. 16, 2012, Calgary
1000: 1:23.797, Sept. 16, 2012, Calgary
1500: 2:13.452, Dec. 8, 2012, Shanghai, China
3000: 2:14.667, March 28, 2010, Calgary

Career highlights
Olympics (1):
Competed in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Won gold in the relay and placed 34th in the 1500 m. At the selections, he placed third in the 500 m and 1000 m and first the 1500 m.
World Championships (1): Competed in his first championships in 2012. Placed fifth in the 500 m, fifth in the 1000 m and ninth in the 1500 m. Has one medal – gold in the relay.
World Cups (20): Won three gold, two silver and six bronze career individual medals, and three gold, four silver and seven bronze medals in the relay ... He won season relay titles in 2009, 2011 and 2012 ... His first event was World Cup #5 in Quebec City, Feb. 1-3, 2008. He won a bronze in each of the two 1000 m races, and another in the relay.
World Junior Championships (1): Was seventh overall in 2005. Won bronze in the relay and was fourth in the 1000 m.
FISU Games (1): Won silver in the 1000 m (the only individual medal for Canada) and silver in the relay in 2009.
National competitions: At eight Canadian Open Championships, he won one gold, two silver and five bronze medals. His best ranking was second in 2007-08 ... At the 2004-05 Canadian junior championships, he was fourth overall and won silver in the super 1500 m.
Awards: Recipient of the Peter Williamson Trust Fund education bursary in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Facts: 

He began speed skating when he was six years old ... Currently working on his masters degree in earth science at UQAM ... Member of the “Relève Citoyenne” for his contribution to the well-being of his fellow countrymen, his community and Canada.

Results: 
2012-13500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1 2nd: 199 3 
WC-22nd: 1 DQ 5 
WC-3  1st: 8; 2nd: 6 5 
WC-4 2nd: 73 3 
WC-52nd: 5 12 5 
WC-65 1st: 3   
WC-Rank6315 5 
Fall Selections8, 710, 84, 5  6
Cdn Open14323 4
Cdn Rank     5
2011-12500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-110 1st: 10 1 
WC-22nd: 2 Pen 3 
WC-5 72nd: 14 1 
WC-671st: 1  2 
WC Rank11833 1 
World Champ.669 19
Fall Selections1152  4
Cdn Open112123 5
Cdn Rank     5
2010-11500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-1  1st: 3; 2nd: 1   
WC-2 2nd: 311 1 
WC-6 24 3 
WC Rank 94 1 
Fall Selections876  6
Selections #29831 4
Cdn Open13851 7
Cdn Rank     7
2009-10500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Olympics  34 1 
Olympic Sel.331  3
WC-1  21 3 
WC-2  10 2 
WC-3  48 1 
WC Rank  21 2 
Fall Selections876  7
Cdn Rank     3
2008-09500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
FISA Games 2742 
WC-5 2nd: 17  1 
WC-61016  4 
WC Rank4060  1 
Cdn Open4173  5
Cdn Rank     6
2007-08500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
WC-5 1st: 3; 2nd: 3  3 
WC-617 9 5 
WC Rank641441 2 
Cdn Open344  2
Cdn Rank     8
2006-07500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open271711   
Cdn Rank     17
2005-06500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Open11744 6
Cdn Rank     11
2004-05500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
World Jrs1349 37
Cdn Jrs456S1500: 2 4
Cdn Open25152119 21
2003-04500 m1000 m1500 m3000 mRelayOverall
Cdn Jrs.151010S1500: 11