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Gaétan Boucher

Gaétan Boucher
  • Born: 05/10/1958
  • Birthplace: Charlesbourg, Quebec

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Four-time Olympic medallist
  • Set two world records during career
  • Captured silver in 1,000 metres at 1980 Olympic Winter Games
  • Enjoyed very successful 1984 Olympic Winter Games, winning two gold medals in the 100- and 1500-metre events, and a bronze medal in the 500-metre event
  • First Canadian male to win an individual gold medal at the Olympic Winter Games
  • 1984 world sprint champion
  • In 1984, received the Lou Marsh Trophy for “Canada’s Most Outstanding Athlete”
  • Is an Officer of the Order of Canada and member of the Canada Sports Hall of Fame and Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Resides just outside of Montreal, where he works for Bauer, designing skates
  • Helped design Team Canada’s goalie skates for Vancouver 2010
  • Broadcasts speed skating events for RDS

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1976 Innsbruck Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 6
1976 Innsbruck Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Men - 14
1976 Innsbruck Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - 14
1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - Silver
1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Men - 15
1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - 8
1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - Gold
1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Men - Gold
1984 Sarajevo Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - Bronze
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,000m - Men - 5
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track1,500m - Men - 9
1988 Calgary Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Long Track500m - Men - 14
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