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Maxime Laoun


SportShort Track
Born12 Aug 1996 in Montreal 
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
LanguagesEnglish, French
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.114 11 Nov 2022 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1000m 1:22.37 10 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1500m 2:11.622 22 Sep 2018 Montreal  
    3000m 5:17.986 15 Jan 2017 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    5000m Relay 1      
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay     1  
General Interest
General Interest
InjuriesIn November 2019 he suffered a triple fracture of the tibia and a fractured fibula in his leg in a training accident. He underwent three operations and also suffered vasovagal syncope [a loss of consciousness brought on by triggers or emotional stress] following one of the surgeries. He began training again in May 2020 and returned to competition at the 2021 World Championships in Dordrecht, Netherlands. (, 03 Mar 2021;, 28 Nov 2019)

He was forced to end his 2017/18 season early after sustaining an ankle injury. (, 13 Aug 2018)
Other sportsHe has competed in golf at provincial junior level in Quebec, Canada. (, 13 Aug 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe competed in both skating and golf before deciding to focus on short track skating.  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 02 Mar 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSebastien Cros [national], FRA  
Social Media
Social Media  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He first tried skating at age three.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis sister Sasha placed sixth at the 2018 World Deaf Golf Championship in Dublin, Ireland. (, 12 Oct 2021;, 11 May 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHis family. (, 11 May 2021)  
Other informationTURNING POINT
He changed his approach to the sport after suffering a broken leg in November 2019. "My injury changed my perception and I understood the importance of small details, food, sleep, recovery. I have changed too, from a mental point of view. The pressure eased and I finally realised that if I'm not having fun, it is useless. I even think I'm a better skater than before my injury, which was really a turning point for me. Thanks to all that, I understood what it was like to be an elite athlete." (, 05 Mar 2021)
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsHe is superstitious about the clothes he wears when he races. (, 01 Mar 2022)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning gold in the 5000m relay at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. (, 02 Mar 2022)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeHe trains at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, QC, Canada.  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022 Olympic Games 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 World Championships 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 5000m Relay4  
    2020/2021 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m6  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m6  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall8  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay11  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall11  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m16  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m19  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m28  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall46  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 500m1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 5000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1000m5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m6  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall7  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m7  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m9  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 1500m17  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m18  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m21  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m21  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m23  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m24  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m26  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall30  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m33  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m40  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m41