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 SOCHI -- Canada's Charles Hamelin grabbed gold in the men's short track 1,500 meters at the Sochi Games on Monday, while home-crowd favorite Viktor Ahn seized Russia's first Olympic medal in the sport, winning bronze. Chinese teenager Han Tianyu took silver, with the three medallists finishing far ahead of the chasing pack over 13 1/2 laps. An ecstatic Hamelin, who won gold in the 500m on home ice at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, lunged over the barriers to wrap his girlfriend and team mate Marianne St-Gelais in a celebratory hug.
Summary SOCHI, Russia -- On Day 4 of the Sochi Olympics, Charles Hamelin of Canada raced to the 1,500-meter short track speedskating gold, and Viktor Ahn earned the bronze to give Russia its first-ever short track medal. Jan Smeekens, Netherlands (1, 34.59; 3, 34.72) 1:9.324. 3. Ronald Mulder, Netherlands (6, 34.969; 1, 34.49) 1:9.460. 4.
Summary Charles Hamelin, centre, Han Tianyu of China, left, and Victor An of Russia pose on the podium during the flower ceremony for the men's 1500m short track speedskating final at the Iceberg Skating Palace during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Colton Heffley and Austin Carroll traded goals 34 seconds apart midway through the third sending the teams into the locker room tied 3-3. It was the Royals who had all the energy in the third period.
Summary Sochi 2014, Sochi Olympics, winter olympics, winter games. Gagnon failed to finish the race but is scheduled to compete in three other events in Sochi, although it's unclear whether her upcoming events will be jeopardized by her fall. The Ford brothers released the first in a series of YouTube shows, in which they expound on hockey among other sports.
Summary Well, this is one of the more impressive things we've seen so far from Sochi. That's the back of 29-year-old Canadian short-track speed skater Charles Hamelin. Hamelin's one of the best short-track speed skaters in the world.
Summary Charles Hamelin took a step towards becoming the country's most decorated winter Olympian of all time, and Canada moved a step forward towards its goal of winning the most medals at the Sochi Olympics. Francois Hamelin, Charles' brother, and Michael Gilday of Yellowknife didn't advance to the final. Gilday was disqualified in the semis and Hamelin was second in the B final.
Summary Sochi, Russian Federation (4E Sports) - Charles Hamelin lived up to his billing as Canada's speed skating golden boy, winning the gold medal in the 1,500-meter short track event of the Sochi Winter Olympics Monday. With the win, Hamelin now has four career Olympic medals, joining Eric Bedard and Gaetan Boucher as 2nd all-time Canadian male Winter Olympic medalists. The 29-year-old Hamelin previously won gold in the 500m and the 5000m relay in the 2010 Vancouver Games.
Summary Men's 1,500 meter short-track speedskating gold medalist, Canada's Charles Hamelin shows off his medal next to bronze medalist Victor An of Russia during medal ceremonies at the Sochi Winter Olympics Monday, February 10, 2014 in Sochi. Bilodeau became the first freestyle skier to defend a moguls gold medal with his blistering run in the men's final. The native of Rosemere, Que., who won Canada's first gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, is only the second Canadian to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals in the same Winter Olympic event.
Summary The Hamelin family of Canada got the Olympic short track competition off to a winning start. Charles Hamelin skated clear of the chaos that makes short track so unpredictable, winning the 1,500 meters on Monday for his third different Olympic title. At 29, Hamelin was the oldest skater in the final.
Summary Canadian speedskating champion Charles Hamelin might be a post-race Romeo , but he sports a much grittier look underneath his suit. "I'm another person when I'm on the ice," Hamelin said before the games . "I don't make any gift to anyone on the ice. Everyone is my rival -- even if it's my brother ... It just shows a little bit of what I am on the ice and off the ice."