Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamelin Wins 1,000 Short-Track Race, Canada Claims Four More Medals at WCup Stop

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hamelin Wins 1,000 Short-Track Race, Canada Claims Four More Medals at WCup Stop

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Hamelin wins 1,000 short-track race

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GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of - Charles Hamelin won gold and Charle Cournoyer took bronze in a men's 1,000-metre race as Canada claimed four medals Sunday at a World Cup short-track speedskating stop.

The Canadian men's relay team collected a medal for the first time this season by earning silver, while the women's relay team won bronze as Canada ended the two-day event with nine medals.

Hamelin, of Sainte-Julie, Que., and Cournoyer, of Boucherville, Que., became the third Canadian pair to share a podium over the weekend.

"Today was a good day for me because until then, I had gone through some tough moments since the team had arrived in Asia," Hamelin said. "I really wanted to give everything to find my way onto the podium, find some confidence and get some good vibes in this building before leaving, because the next time we will come here, it will probably be during the Olympics. …

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