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Charle Cournoyer


SportShort Track
Born11 Jun 1991 in Longueuil 
LanguagesEnglish, French
Higher educationComputer Engineering - University of Quebec: Montreal, QC, CAN
ResidenceBoucherville, QC, CAN
Personal Bests
Personal Bests
  Event RecordDateLocation 
    500m 40.402 12 Aug 2013 Montreal  
    1000m 1:23.269 18 Dec 2016 Gangneung  
    1500m 2:08.872 13 Nov 2016 Salt Lake City, UT  
    3000m 4:50.525 21 Dec 2014 Seoul  
Main Achievements
Main Achievements
Olympic Games
Olympic Games
    500m     1  
    5000m Relay     1  
World Championships
World Championships
    5000m Relay 1 2    
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
Name of coachEric Bedard [national], CAN  
Reason for choosing this sportHe followed his older brother Vincent into the sport.  
General Interest
General Interest
Most influential person in careerHis brother Vincent. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Hero / IdolCanadian short track skater Francois-Louis Tremblay. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Sport Specific Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?He began skating at age five in Longueuil, QC, Canada.  
General Interest
General Interest
Famous relativesHis older brother Vincent represented Canada in short track during the 2013 World Cup season, while his sister Lydiane has competed in speed skating at provincial level in Canada. He is a distant cousin of Yvan Cournoyer, a former ice hockey player for the Montreal Canadiens, who won 10 Stanley Cup titles and was nicknamed 'Roadrunner' for his speed on the ice. (, 13 Oct 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Feb 2015; NOC Media Guide, 2014)  
Memorable sporting achievementWinning bronze in the 500m at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Sporting philosophy / motto"Keep it tight to keep it right." (Athlete, 13 Nov 2018)  
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
HobbiesProgramming computers, playing computer games. (, 20 Aug 2017)  
InjuriesIn September 2014 he fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot while playing basketball. He returned to full health for the 2015/16 season. (, 20 Aug 2017)

In March 2014 he had an operation to fix a problem with his shoulder that kept on dislocating. He dislocated the other shoulder in July 2014. (, 16 Jan 2015)
Social Media
Social Media  
General Interest
General Interest
Other informationYOUNGEST IN SOCHI
He was the youngest member of the Canadian short track team at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. (, 01 Mar 2018)
Championships results
Year Competition Event Rank  
Championships results
    2012/2013 World Championships 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2017/2018 World Championships 5000m Relay2  
    2014 Olympic Games 500m3  
    2018 Olympic Games 5000m Relay3  
    2013/2014 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Championships 5000m Relay5  
    2014 Olympic Games 5000m Relay6  
    2018/2019 World Championships 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 World Championships 500m10  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Championships 500m11  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1000m11  
    2013/2014 World Championships Overall12  
    2016/2017 World Championships 1500m12  
    2013/2014 World Championships 1500m14  
    2016/2017 World Championships Overall15  
    2014 Olympic Games 1000m17  
    2018 Olympic Games 1000m20  
World Cups
Year Competition Event Rank  
World Cups
    2017/2018 Budapest 5000m Relay1  
    2018/2019 Dresden 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Turin 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Toronto, ON 5000m Relay1  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1000m1  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 1000m1  
    2017/2018 Dordrecht 5000m Relay1  
    2013/2014 Seoul 5000m Relay1  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Dresden 5000m Relay2  
    2014/2015 Seoul 5000m Relay2  
    2012/2013 Dresden 1000m2  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 1000m2  
    2018/2019 Almaty 5000m Relay2  
    2015/2016 Montreal, QC 500m2  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 5000m Relay2  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m2  
    2011/2012 Shanghai 5000m Relay2  
    2011/2012 Nagoya 1500m3  
    2014/2015 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dordrecht 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Nagoya 5000m Relay3  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1000m3  
    2015/2016 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 5000m Relay3  
    2015/2016 Dresden 1000m3  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 5000m Relay4  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m4  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1500m4  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1000m5  
    2016/2017 Dresden 5000m Relay5  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1000m6  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 5000m Relay6  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 500m6  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Dresden 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 1500m8  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1000m8  
    2016/2017 Gangneung 1500m8  
    2016/2017 Shanghai 5000m Relay9  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 500m10  
    2012/2013 Dresden 500m10  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1000m11  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1500m11  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 1500m12  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1000m12  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 1500m13  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1000m13  
    2018/2019 Dresden 1000m13  
    2016/2017 Calgary, AB 1500m14  
    2015/2016 Dresden 500m14  
    2012/2013 Dresden 5000m Relay14  
    2018/2019 Almaty 1500m15  
    2015/2016 World Cup Classification 500m16  
    2013/2014 World Cup Classification 1000m16  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1500m16  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 1500m16  
    2018/2019 Calgary, AB 1000m18  
    2018/2019 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m20  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 500m22  
    2016/2017 Salt Lake City, UT 1000m22  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 1500m24  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 1500m26  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 1500m28  
    2016/2017 World Cup Classification 500m28  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 500m30  
    2012/2013 World Cup Classification 1500m31  
    2017/2018 Shanghai 500m31  
    2018/2019 World Cup Classification 500m35  
    2017/2018 World Cup Classification 500m37  
    2014/2015 World Cup Classification 500m39  
    2011/2012 World Cup Classification 1000m123