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Canada wins 3rd Gold at Beijing Olympics as Charles Hamelin becomes country's most decorated male Winter Olympian

BY The Canadian Press, Feb 16, 2022 9:37 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Canadian speedskater Charles Hamelin has become the country's most decorated male Winter Olympian, and he did it in golden fashion.

The 37-year-old Hamelin joined teammates Steven Dubois, Jordan Pierre-Gilles and Pascal Dion to win the men's 5000m short-track relay.

It's a sixth career medal for Hamelin and the third of the Games for Dubois, who now has a gold, silver and bronze in Beijing.

Canada won the 5,000m relay in short track speedskating.

The team of Charles Hamelin, Steven Dubois, Jordan Pierre-Gilles and Pascal Dion skated cleanly to take their nation's eighth gold medal in 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.

It was his sixth career medal, making him Canada's most decorated male Olympian.

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