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François-Louis Tremblay

François-Louis Tremblay
  • Born: 11/13/1980
  • Age: 33
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 73kg
  • Birthplace: Alma, Quebec

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François-Louis Tremblay is one of Canada’s three most decorated male Olympians, tied with fellow short track speed skater Marc Gagnon and runner Phil Edwards, with five medals won in his three Olympic appearances.

At Vancouver 2010 Tremblay won a bronze medal in the 500m, sharing the podium with teammate Charles Hamelin who won gold. Just half an hour later, they returned to the ice for the 5000m relay, winning gold with Olivier Jean, François Hamelin and Guillaume Bastille. The Canadians used a strategy called “Operation Cobra” which gave anchor skater Tremblay an extended period of rest before skating the last two laps.

Tremblay had previously won silvers in the 500m and 5000m relay at Turin 2006 as well as gold in the 5000m relay at Salt Lake City 2002.

World Championship Results

2012: Gold – relay 2010: Bronze – 500 metres; 14th – 1000 metres; 17th – 1500 metres 2009: 4th – 500 metres; 6th – 1,000 metres; 6th -3,000 metres; 7th – overall; 20th – 1,500 metres 2007: Silver – 500 metres; Silver – relay; 4th – 1,000 metres; 5th – 3,000 metres; 5th overall; 7th – 1,500 metres 2006: Gold – 500 metres; Gold – relay; silver – 3,000 metres; 3rd overall; 8th – 1,000 metres; 11th – 1,500 metres 2005: Gold – 500 metres; Gold – relay; Silver – 1,500 metres; 3rd overall; 7th – 1,000 metres; 5th – 3,000 metres 2002: Silver – relay 2001: Silver – relay 2000: 4th – 1,000 metres; 4th – 1,500 metres; 6th – 3,000 metres; 7th – overall; 10th – 500 metres 1999: 5th – 500 metres; 11th – overall; 16th – 1,500 metres

Career Notes

2009-10: Captured four World Cup relay medals, including gold in Marquette, USA, where he also won gold in 500 metres. 2008-09: Finished 7th overall at WC … Captured silver at Team WC in Heerenveen, NED … Won 10 World Cup medals (three gold, three silver, four bronze) … Ranked 1st in 500 metres, 8th in 1,000 metres and 19th in 1,500 metres for World Cup season … Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championship, winning gold in 500 metres and bronze in 1,000 metres … Ranked 3rd overall in Canada. 2007-08: Won eight World Cup medals, including two gold, five silver and one bronze … Placed 9th overall at Canadian Open Championships … Ranked 11th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Was 5th overall at WC … Captured gold at Team WC in Budapest, HUN … Won nine World Cup medals, including four gold and five silver … Won silver in 500 metres at Canadian Open Championship … Ranked 3rd overall in Canada. 2005-06: Silver medallist in 500 metres and relay at Olympic Winter Games … Finished 3rd overall at WC … Won silver at Team WC in Montreal … Ranked 4th in 500 metres, 7th in 1,000 metres and 4th in relay for World Cup season … Ranked 1st in Canada. 2004-05: Placed 3rd overall at WC … Won gold at Team WC in Chuncheon, KOR … Ranked 47th overall for World Cup season … Finished 2nd overall at Canadian Open Championships, winning gold in 1,000 metres, silver in 500 metres and bronze in 1,500 metres … Ranked 2nd overall in Canada. 2003-04: Finished 7th overall at Canadian Open Championships … Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2002-03: Ranked 5th overall for World Cup season … Finished 10th overall at Canadian Open Championships … Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2001-02: Olympic relay champion … Captured silver at WC … Won silver at Team WC in Milwaukee, USA. 2000-01: Won silver at WC … Captured gold at Team WC in Nobeyama, JPN … Ranked 3rd overall for World Cup season.

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2002 Salt Lake CityOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - Gold
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track1,000m - Men - DSQ
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men - Silver
2006 TurinOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - Silver
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men - Bronze
2010 VancouverOlympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - Gold
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