Marc Gagnon
  • Born: 05/24/1975
  • Age: 40
  • Birthplace: Chicoutimi, Quebec

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Three-time Olympian who won a total of three gold and two bronze medals
  • Holds every major title in short track speed skating
  • His five Olympic medals is the most by a Canadian male athlete in the history of the Olympic Winter Games and is the second most in Canadian sport history
  • Finest hour occurred at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games when he captured gold in the 500 metres and 5,000-metre relay discipline to go along with a bronze medal in the 1,500-metre event
  • Won relay gold in 1998 and bronze in 1994
  • World champion in 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1998
  • A consistent performer throughout his career, Gagnon finished second overall at the 1995 and 1997 World Championships and placed third in 2001
  • Inducted into the Speed Skating Canada Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Quebec Speed Skating Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 2007

PERSONAL

  • Gagnon retired from short track speed skating in September 2002 after a brilliant 24-year career, including 10 years as a member of the Canadian national team

Olympic Highlights

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1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track1,000m - Men - Bronze
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men - 4
1994 Lillehammer Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - 4
1998 Nagano Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track1,000m - Men - 16
1998 Nagano Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men - 4
1998 Nagano Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - Gold
2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track1,000m - Men - 16
2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track1,500m - Men - Bronze
2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short Track500m - Men - Gold
2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter GamesSpeed Skating - Short TrackRelay 5,000m - Men - Gold
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