Summary Canada's Charles Hamelin took gold in the men's 1,500-meter short skate, while a photo freeze-frame was needed to separate Han Yuan of China in second from Russia's Viktor Ahn, who took bronze. The win marks the fourth gold medal of Hamlin's Olympic career, but it is his first win in this discipline. The result was not the one hoped for by the home crowd, who were cheering on Viktor Ahn every step of the way.
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Summary Canada's Charles Hamelin celebrates his gold medal victory in the men's 1500 metre short track speedskating final at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The three-day event will see speedskating gold-medallist Charles Hamelin, snowboarder Maelle Ricker and more than 200 other athletes and coaches march in the Parade of Champions, serve up pancake breakfasts and meet with children at 79 local schools. The celebration, which began June 4 in Ottawa, will finish with the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala and Induction Ceremony at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Summary CALGARY Three-time Olympic gold-medallist Charles Hamelin vows to be an even stronger short-track speedskater at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The longer distance wasn't his specialty and with the 500, 1,000 and relay still to come, Hamelin appeared primed for a medal haul. But Hamelin fell in the qualification rounds for the 500 and 1,000 when the ice broke under his skate blade.
Summary According to Scott Russell of CBC Sports on Friday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec is planning to marry his girlfriend, Canadian Olympic silver medalist Marianne St-Gelais of Roberval, Quebec. Hamelin, who is 30 years of age, has won three gold medals for Canada at the Olympic Winter Games. At the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, Hamelin won the gold medal in the men's 500m short track speed skating event and was part of the men's 5000m relay team that won a gold medal.
Summary CALGARY -- He made Canada's short-track speedskating team a world power. Long-track program director Sean Ireland and executive director of sport Mark Mathies departed the organization because of restructuring due to reduced funding, according to Speed Skating Canada's chief executive officer Ian Moss. But in the case of Hamelin, the organization intended to retain him and make him a high-performance director.
Summary Speed skater and Olympic gold medalist Charles Hamelin signs autographs in Iqaluit on Monday. Canadian Tire president Michael Medline said Nunavut is excited about getting kids active in the schools and increasing participation rights and he said Canadian Tire wanted to help. The athletes brought their gold medals with them to show to the children and perhaps inspire them to be in good physical shape.
Summary IQALUIT, Aug. 25, 2014 - ACTIVE AT SCHOOL - a broad-based group led by Canadian Tire that includes influential organizations with an expertise in health and wellness, sport and recreation, industry and education - today gathered Canadian Olympic gold medalists Hayley Wickenheiser, Kaillie Humphries and Charles Hamelin, as well as Arctic Winter Games medalist Johnny Issaluk to inspire children in Iqaluit to be more physically active. "It's important for kids in our community to learn about sports, physical activity and staying healthy," said Johnny Issaluk, accomplished competitor in Arctic sports and Arctic Winter Games medalist. "Thanks to organizations like Canadian Tire and ACTIVE AT SCHOOL, our kids will have both the tools and the motivation to stay physically active."