Speed Skating Canada
Date of Birth: 24/05/75
Place of Birth: Chicoutimi, QC
Residence: Montreal, QC
Weight: 165 lbs
Years on National Team: 11
Marc Gagnon has won every major title in short track speed skating. He is a four-time world overall champion and savored Olympic glory in 1998
as part of Canada's men's relay team. In Salt Lake, he would love nothing more than to defend the relay title and add an individual Olympic
He certainly stands a good chance. Gagnon has been in fine form this season. At the Olympic trials he won seven of the12 races and qualified
to compete in all three individual events at the Games. Along with the relay, Gagnon is in line for four medals.
Gagnon took a break from the sport after the Nagano Games and returned in March 2000. Last season he displayed his old form re-claiming the
world title in the men's 1,500 and helping Canada defend its world team crown.
"Marc's back stronger than ever," said Canadian national team coach Laurent Daignault. "And he's not done yet."
Salt Lake City are Gagnon's third Olympics. He also won bronze in the 1,000 at the 1994 Olympics in Norway.
What Canada Did
Feb. 23 - Men's 500 metres
: Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, won gold medal
Feb. 23 - Men's 5,000-metre relay
: Mathieu Turcotte, Montreal; Francois-Louis Tremblay, Boucherville, Que.; Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, and Jonathan Guilmette, Montreal, won gold medal.
Feb. 20 - Men's 1,500 metres
: Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., won bronze medal in final by disqualification after placing second in semifinal heat and winning first-round heat
Feb. 16 - Men's 1,000 metres
: Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., disqualified in quarter-final heat, eliminated.
Feb. 13 - Men's 1,000 metres
: Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., finished second in first-round heat, advanced
Feb. 13 - Men's 5,000-metre relay
: Eric Bedard, Ste-Thecle, Que.; Marc Gagnon, Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que.; Francois-Louis Tremblay, Boucherville, Que., and Mathieu Turcotte, Montreal, set Olympic record time of six minues 45.455 seconds in winning first-round heat, advanced to final.
Marc Gagnon Photos
Turcotte and Gagnon carry teammate Bedard
Hryhoryev falls as Gagnon rounds a corner
Gagnon and Guilmette celebrate their medals
Gagnon & Guilmette celebrate their gold and silver
Team Canada celebrates its relay victory
Team Canada shows off their gold medals
The Canadian team skates with their flag
Gagnon holds up both of his gold medals
Gagnon of Canada celebrates his gold medal
Gagnon leads the rest of his qualifying heat
Gagnon raises his arm in celebration
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2002 Games Short Track Speed Skating Coverage