Feb 16, 2022
By Jane Brown
Charles Hamelin has become Canada’s most decorated male winter Olympian after the short-track speedskating team won the gold medal in the men’s five-thousand-metre relay.
It was Hamelin’s sixth career medal, which puts him in a tie with the most decorated women’s Winter Olympian, Cindy Klassen.
(Charles Hamelin celebrates winning gold with his Canadian relay teammates after the men’s 5,000-metre final on Wednesday at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing. David Ramos/Getty Images)
Hamelin, Steven Dubois, Jordan Pierre-Gilles and Pascal Dion skated the 45-lap race with a time of 6 minutes, 41.257 seconds.
At age 37, Hamelin broke his own record as the oldest male short track skater to win an Olympic medal.
South Korea was second and Italy won the bronze.
Canada is now in fifth place in the Beijing medal count with 18, including 3 golds.