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Félix Roussel


SportShort Track
Born10 Aug 2001 in Sherbrooke 
Higher educationAdministration Studies - TELUQ University: Quebec, QC, CAN
LanguagesEnglish, French
ResidenceMontreal, QC, CAN
OccupationAthlete, Student
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.078 11 Feb 2024 Dresden  
    1000m 1:22.912 10 Feb 2024 Dresden  
    1500m 2:12.861 11 Dec 2022 Almaty  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Club / TeamCPV Sherbrooke: Canada  
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InjuriesHe suffered a concussion while skating in March 2022. He needed a month to recover, and the injury ruled him out of selection trials for the Canadian national team. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023;, 27 Oct 2022)  
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Sport Specific Information
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed a friend into the sport.  
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General Interest
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Charles Hamelin, Russian short track skater Victor An. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023;, 01 Sep 2023)  
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Sport Specific Information
Name of coachMarc Gagnon [national], CAN; Sebastien Cros [national], FRA; Yannick Desmeules [personal]  
Training RegimeHe trains at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, QC, Canada.  
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General Interest
In early 2022 a concussion put his hopes of making the Canadian senior team on hold. He was too old to continue training with Canada's 'Next Gen' youth squad, meaning he was without a group to train with over the 2022 northern hemisphere summer. However, he received an invitation to train with the Canadian women's team, which he believes contributed to his selection for the men's senior team in October 2022. He went on to make his World Cup debut the same month. "The coaches invited me to join the girls' training group. Because I was not skating with the guys, I could not compare myself in anticipation of the [national team] trials, but it gave me more motivation. The level was excellent and I really improved. Because I'm very tall [188cm] I have to skate as low as possible and I've improved that aspect. The 500m is my favourite event, but I am proud to have improved the 1000m and the 1500m. These are the two tests that allowed me to qualify during the selections." (, 27 Oct 2022)
Social Media
Social Media  
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HobbiesPlaying video games. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Memorable sporting achievementPlacing third in the mixed 2000m relay at the 2022 World Cup event in Montreal, QC, Canada, on his World Cup debut. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Most influential person in careerCoach Marc Gagnon. (Athlete, 10 Feb 2023)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He took up the sport at about age 10 in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada.  
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General Interest
AmbitionsTo compete at the Olympic Winter Games. (, 11 Mar 2023)  
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2022/2023 World Championships 2000m Relay8  
    2022/2023 World Championships 500m21  
    2022/2023 World Championships 1000m22  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 500m1  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay1  
    2022/2023 Almaty 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Beijing 5000m Relay1  
    2023/2024 Dresden 1000m2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay2  
    2023/2024 Montreal, QC 500m2  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 500m3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 5000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1000m3  
    2023/2024 Seoul 1500m3  
    2022/2023 Montreal, QC 2000m Relay3  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 2000m Relay3  
    2022/2023 Dresden 5000m Relay4  
    2022/2023 Dresden 2000m Relay4  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification Overall5  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m5  
    2022/2023 Almaty 2000m Relay5  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 2000m Relay5  
    2023/2024 Dresden 2000m Relay7  
    2023/2024 Dresden 5000m Relay7  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m7  
    2023/2024 Gdansk 500m9  
    2022/2023 Almaty 500m10  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m13  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2022/2023 Dresden 1500m17  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m17  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1500m18  
    2023/2024 World Cup Classification 1000m22  
    2022/2023 Almaty 1500m23  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification Overall24  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 500m26  
    2022/2023 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2022/2023 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m28