Gold for Canada as they triumph in the men’s 5000m short track

For Hamelin, Gold for Canada in the 5000m of men relay is the 6th career Olympic medal

The Canadians executed their race strategy to perfection in the final contests. For the first half of the 45-lap race, they settled into third place, behind the leading South Koreans, content to draft and save their energy. A pass was made to get into second With 20 laps to go. They burst to the front and soon picked up the pace of the race, on the exchange two laps. For the last two laps, the Koreans were the only ones able to stay close to the speedy Canadians, but by the time Dubois took over, the gold medal would be theirs, there was little doubt. In a photo finish, Italy beat out the ROC for bronze.

After winning a gold medal, Team Canada short track speed skaters Charles Hamelin, Steven Dubois, Jordan Pierre-Gilles, and Pascal Dion celebrate; on Wednesday, after winning a gold medal in the 5000m relay of men during the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, February 16, 2022.

At five different Olympic Winter Games, Hamelin is the first male short-track speed skater to win a medal. At his 37-years-old age in short-track speed skating, Hamelin is the oldest ever Olympic medallist.

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