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Samuel Girard

Canada

SportShort Track
FederationIDSTCAN12606199601
NOCCanada
Born26 Jun 1996 in Ferland-et-Boilleau 
GenderMen
FamilyPartner Kasandra Bradette
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationAccounting, Management - CEGEP: Canada
Personal Bests
EventRecordDateLocation 
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 39.987 22 Feb 2018 Gangneung  
    1000m 1:23.192 20 Aug 2017 Montreal  
    1500m 2:09.723 12 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:48.550 12 Mar 2017 Rotterdam  
Main Achievements
 
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Event  
Olympic Games
    1000m 1      
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
Event  
World Championships
    1000m   1    
    1500m   1    
    5000m Relay   2    
    Overall     1  
Social Media
Social Media
www.facebook.com/samgirardcan/  
twitter.com/SamGirardCAN  
www.samuelgirardcan.com/  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamLes F-18 de La Baie: Canada  
Name of coachDerrick Campbell [national], CAN; Jon Cavar [personal], CAN  
Reason for choosing this sport"I loved the competition and I loved the speed. The more I tried it, the more I liked it."  
When and where did you begin this sport?He began learning to skate at age four.  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesCrafting furniture, modifying his car. (olympic.ca, Mar 2017)  
InjuriesIn October 2015 he sustained a 12cm cut to his right leg after injuring himself at the gym. He missed two days of training. (lapresse.ca, 27 Oct 2015)  
Most influential person in careerHis first coach Luc Dufour. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Hero / IdolCanadian triathlete Pierre Lavoie. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Never give up on your dreams." (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Famous relativesHis partner Kasandra Bradette has competed in short track at international level, including winning two medals [one silver, one bronze] at the 2016 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (lequotidien.com, 09 Sep 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 13 Mar 2016)  
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (isu.org, 30 Sep 2017)  
Awards and honoursHe was named short track's 2017 Male Skater of the Year by Speed Skating Canada. (speedskating.ca, 2017)

He received short track's 2014 Rising Star Award from Speed Skating Canada. (olympic.ca, Mar 2017)
 
Memorable sporting achievementWinning a silver medal in the 1000m at the 2016 World Championships in Seoul, Republic of Korea. (Athlete, 01 Feb 2017)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1000m2  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall3  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m4  
    2015/2016 World Championships 1500m4  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships Overall4  
    2018 Olympic Games 500m4  
    2018 Olympic Games 1500m4  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1000m5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2017/2018 World Championships 1500m6  
    2013/2014 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay6  
    2014/2015 World Championships 5000m Relay7  
    2015/2016 World Championships 500m7  
    2015/2016 World Championships Overall7  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay9  
    2017/2018 World Championships 500m9  
    2017/2018 World Championships Overall10  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m12  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1500m18  
    2014/2015 World Championships Overall19  
    2014/2015 World Championships 1000m19  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships Overall20  
    2014/2015 World Championships 500m21  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Budapest 5000m Relay1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 500m1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Toronto, ON 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m1  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 World Cup Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2014/2015 World Cup Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Cup Dordrecht 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Cup 500m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup 500m3  
    2014/2015 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 World Cup Seoul 1000m3  
    2015/2016 World Cup Shanghai 500m3  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m4  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 500m4  
    2016/2017 World Cup 500m5  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 500m5  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1000m7  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m7  
    2017/2018 World Cup 1500m8  
    2014/2015 Dresden 5000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1500m10  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m10  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1500m11  
    2015/2016 World Cup 1500m17  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m17  
    2016/2017 World Cup 1000m19  
    2014/2015 World Cup 1000m20  
    2014/2015 Dresden 1000m21  
    2016/2017 Dresden 500m23  
    2014/2015 World Cup 500m35  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m35