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Alyson Charles


SportShort Track
Born30 Oct 1998 in Montreal 
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
LanguagesCreole, English, French
Higher educationAdministration Studies - HEC Montreal: Canada
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.665 09 Apr 2022 Montreal  
    1000m 1:28.214 10 Nov 2018 Salt Lake City, UT  
    1500m 2:25.134 28 Jan 2017 Innsbruck  
    3000m 5:38.073 12 Jan 2020 Montreal  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    3000m Relay   1 1  
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    3000m Relay 1      
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievementFinishing on top of the podium at a World Cup event for the first time by winning the 1000m in 2018 in Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"My parents wanted me to do something so they registered me at my local club with my cousins. A few years later, I found myself at the Canadian Regional Training Centre, whose mission is to train the next generation of elite skaters. In the summer of 2016, I made the jump to the national team."  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHer father. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Kalyna Roberge, US sprinter Allyson Felix. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?She began skating at age five, and started competing at age six at the CPV Montreal St-Michel club in Quebec, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records." [William Arthur Ward] (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
NicknamesAly (, 19 Feb 2019)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Training RegimeShe trains six days a week at the National Training Centre in Montreal, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
She won two individual bronze medals and another bronze in the 3000m relay on her World Cup debut in 2018 in Calgary, AB, Canada. She says the event was among the most important moments of her career. "In 2018, the retirement of a handful of veterans following the Pyeongchang [Olympic Winter] Games left room for new faces [on the Canadian team], including my own. My debut on the international senior circuit exceeded all my expectations. My junior years were just coming to an end and I was coming in with several recent disappointments on a personal level. Nevertheless, this is where everything clicked. These medals proved to me that I deserved to be there. While the Olympic Games had always been a lifelong dream for me, it was in Calgary that I really believed I could make it for the first time. It was at that moment that my Olympic dream became an attainable goal." (, 25 Feb 2021)

In 1987 her father Ralph emigrated from Saint-Marc, Haiti, to Montreal, QC, Canada, at age 15 with his mother and six siblings. They made the move after his father [Alyson's grandfather] died in a car accident. "If it can inspire at least one young person in the Haitian community, I would be happy. My dream was first born when I watched Kalyna Roberge on our family's living room TV at the Turin 2006 Olympic Games. I immediately saw myself in her, because even though I was born and raised here in Montreal, I am of Haitian descent and like Kalyna, I am biracial. If I have a role to play as a black athlete, I would say it's to share my passion and my experiences with the youth in my community. I hope to be a model they can one day identify with, like Kalyna was for me when I was younger." (, 25 Feb 2021;, 09 Nov 2019)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSebastien Cros [national], FRA  
General Interest
General Interest
Awards and honoursShe was part of the first Canadian women's 3000m relay team to win gold at the junior world championships with their victory at the 2018 edition of the tournament in Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Poland. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Nov 2022;, 2022)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 500m2  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2014/2015 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall7  
    2022 Olympic Games 500m8  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships Overall9  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m10  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall10  
    2015/2016 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay12  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m14  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall16  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m17  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m20  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall26  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1000m26  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2018/2019 Almaty 2000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Turin 2000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 3000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2018/2019 Turin 1000m3  
    2018/2019 Almaty 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 500m3  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 2000m Relay3  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1000m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 500m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay9  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m11  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m11  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m12  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m12  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m12  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2019/2020 Dresden 500m13  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m14  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m27  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m27  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 500m27