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Courtney Sarault


SportShort Track
Born24 Apr 2000 in Grand Rapids, MI 
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 42.759 10 Dec 2023 Beijing  
    1000m 1:27.470 07 Mar 2021 Dordrecht  
    1500m 2:18.266 23 Oct 2021 Beijing  
    3000m 5:21.773 07 Mar 2021 Dordrecht  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
World Championships
World Championships
    1000m     2  
    1500m   1    
    3000m Relay   1 3  
    Overall   1    
World Junior Championships
World Junior Championships
    1500m     1  
    3000m Relay 1      
    Overall   1    
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHer father Yves Sarault played professional ice hockey for teams such as the Montreal Canadiens and the Calgary Flames in the NHL. (, 12 Mar 2018;, 07 May 2013)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sport"I grew up in an athletic family. My dad is an ex-professional ice hockey player so I was always skating. I tried figure skating but I didn't love it. Then I did speed skating and fell in love."  
When and where did you begin this sport?She began training at age seven in Moncton, NB, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto"You can be at the back of the race and kind of chill, then at the end you just power through. Not a lot of people do this, because it's more risky a decision. You've got to have a big punch and a lot of strength to pass the whole pack at the end. I've gotten way better at that strategy because my old strategy was always racing from the front." (, 04 Feb 2022)  
Social Media
Social Media  
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General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Marianne St-Gelais. (, 01 Jan 2021)  
Most influential person in careerHer parents. (Athlete, 05 Dec 2019)  
HobbiesCooking, baking, rugby, travel, hiking. (, 01 Mar 2022;, 16 Aug 2021)  
Awards and honoursIn 2022 she was inducted into the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame in New Brunswick, Canada. (Instagram profile, 25 Oct 2022)

In 2021 she received the Nathalie Lambert Award as Female Short Track Athlete of the Year from Speed Skating Canada. (, 16 Aug 2021)

She was named Speed Skating Canada's Short Track Rising Star of the Year in 2018. (, 01 Jan 2021; Instagram profile, 16 Jun 2018)
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachSebastien Cros [national], FRA  
General Interest
General Interest
Superstitions / Rituals / BeliefsShe has her nails done before competitions. (, 01 Jan 2021)  
Other informationLANGUAGE BARRIER
Hailing from Moncton, NB, Canada, she is not fluent in French unlike many of her Canadian national teammates and coaches. "I know I'm a bit of an outsider. I'm not from Quebec. I'm not fluent in French. It's going to be a little bit harder for me to get everything the coaches are saying and help me build myself. But I basically told myself one day you're just going to be so good that you can't be left out. It worked out well for me." (, 17 Feb 2022)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the 2026 Olympic Winter Games in Milan-Cortina. (, 12 Mar 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 1000m1  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 2000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay1  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1500m2  
    2023/2024 Four Continents Championships 1000m2  
    2017/2018 World Junior Championships Overall2  
    2021/2022 World Championships 3000m Relay2  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1500m2  
    2020/2021 World Championships Overall2  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 1000m2  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1500m3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m3  
    2022/2023 Four Continents Championships 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2020/2021 World Championships 1000m3  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships 500m3  
    2019/2020 Four Continents Championships Overall3  
    2018/2019 World Championships 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1500m4  
    2022 Olympic Games 3000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay4  
    2021/2022 World Championships Overall5  
    2021/2022 World Championships 1000m5  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1500m5  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1500m5  
    2023/2024 World Championships 2000m Relay5  
    2022 Olympic Games 2000m Relay6  
    2020/2021 World Championships 500m6  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 3000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 World Championships 1000m8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 500m8  
    2020/2021 World Championships 3000m Relay8  
    2022 Olympic Games 1000m11  
    2018/2019 World Championships 1500m11  
    2022 Olympic Games 1500m11  
    2018/2019 World Championships 500m19  
    2021/2022 World Championships 500m19  
    2018/2019 World Junior Championships 1000m19  
    2018/2019 World Championships Overall23  
    2016/2017 World Junior Championships Overall39  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m1  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 3000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall2  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m2  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m2  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Dordrecht 2000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Beijing 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1000m2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 1500m2  
    2018/2019 Turin 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Dresden 3000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m2  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 1000m2  
    2022/2023 Almaty 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 1500m2  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Nagoya 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2019/2020 Dordrecht 3000m Relay2  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 2000m Relay2  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m3  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m3  
    2019/2020 Montreal, QC 3000m Relay3  
    2021/2022 Debrecen 1500m3  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 3000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay3  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 1500m3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 3000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m4  
    2018/2019 Dresden 3000m Relay4  
    2021/2022 World Cup Classification 1000m5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1500m5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m5  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 Dresden 3000m Relay5  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1500m6  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 2000m Relay6  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 1000m7  
    2018/2019 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay8  
    2019/2020 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m8  
    2019/2020 Dresden 2000m Relay8  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m9  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall9  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 3000m Relay9  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m10  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m10  
    2019/2020 Shanghai 500m10  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m11  
    2022/2023 Dresden 500m11  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m14  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m17  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m19  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1500m19  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m20  
    2019/2020 Dresden 1500m20  
    2019/2020 World Cup Classification 500m32  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m35  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m55