Biography:

Guillaume Bastille won a gold medal at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games as a member of the men’s 5,000m relay team, alongside Charles Hamelin, François Hamelin, Olivier Jean and François-Louis Tremblay. Bastille raced in the semifinals, qualifying Canada for the final in which he did not race. Bastille was also named to start the 1,500m but was disqualified in his opening heat.

GETTINGO TO KNOW…

Has two younger siblings, Véronique and Anne … A member of the Clean Air Champions … Currently working on a master’s degree in Earth Sciences at the Université de Québec à Montréal … Nickname is Bass … Started speed skating at age six.

Career Notes

2009-10: Won four relay World Cup medals, including gold in Marquette, USA. 2008-09: Captured gold in relay at World Cup in Sofia, BUL … Double silver medallist in 1,000 metres and relay at World University Games in Harbin, CHN … Finished 5th overall at Canadian Open Championship … Ranked 6th overall in Canada. 2007-08: Triple bronze medallist on World Cup Circuit … Was overall silver medallist at Canadian Open Championships … Ranked 8th overall in Canada. 2006-07: Was 11th overall at Canadian Open Championships … Ranked 17th overall in Canada. 2005-06: Finished 6th overall at Canadian Open Championships. 2004-05: Claimed bronze in relay and finished 7th overall at Junior WC in Miercurea Ciuc, ROM … Was overall bronze medallist at Canadian Junior Championships … Ranked 21st overall in Canada. 2003-04: Finished 12th overall at national junior trials.