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.