Charles Hamelin stands up to the test of time at short track speed skating worlds
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Toronto Sun Article written by Dan Barnes
With 37 world championship medals, Charles Hamelin has now won as many as Russia, Hungry, Australia, Poland and Belgium combined.
He has been to 17 world championships and owns almost 18 per cent of Canada’s impressive 207-medal historical output, which ranks second only to the powerhouse Koreans with 254.
So the 36-year-old from Sainte-Julie, Que., has established his numerical standing in the fast-paced, rough-and-tumble world of short track speed skating, and when he says the absence of Chinese, Korean and Japanese skaters from this year’s world championships does not diminish the 1,500-metre gold medal he won on Saturday in Dordrecht, Netherlands, he deserves the benefit of the doubt.