Speed Skating Canada

National Team | Long Track

Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu

BIOGRAPHY

After a brilliant junior career in both short track and long track, Antoine Gélinas-Beaulieu stepped away from speed skating in 2012, only to return four years later to continue chasing his Olympic dream as a member of the long track national team.

Gélinas-Beaulieu won a combined nine career medals at the World Junior Championships, six in short track and three in long track. In 2010, he reached the overall podium in both disciplines, earning silver in short track and bronze in long track. He stepped away from the sport for nearly four years, due in part to illness and overtraining, only to re-emerged in 2016 as a long track skater focused on middle distances and the newly created mass start discipline.

Gélinas-Beaulieu made his World Cup debut in 2017-2018 but failed to crack the Olympic team for PyeongChang 2018. His resurgence continued during the 2018-2019 season, where he would earn two bronze medals as a part of the Team Sprint squad. The following season he would capture bronze in the mass start at the World Single Distance Championships, joining teammate Jordan Belchos as the only Canadian male skaters to reach the World Championship podium in that distance.

Gélinas-Beaulieu was named Speed Skating Canada’s Rising Star in both short track and long track following the 2010 season, the only athlete to ever accomplish that feat.

He trains in Quebec City alongside his dog Gregor, who is named after national team coach Gregor Jelonek.

QUICK FACTS

DATE OF BIRTH

May 5, 1992

BIRTHPLACE

Sherbrooke, Que.

HOMETOWN

Montreal, Que.

TRAINING CENTRE

Centre de glaces (Québec City)

COACH

Gregor Jelonek

CLUB

Drummondville, Centre-Sud, Pointes-aux-Trembles, Montréal-Inter

SPEED SKATING IDOL

Clara Hughes

HIDDEN TALENT

Descending a half-pipe on a unicycle

FAVOURITE SPORT

Cycling

FAVOURITE TV SHOW

Rick and Morty

FAVOURITE PLACE TO SKATE

Rivière Saint-Charles à Québec

EDUCATION

Cinématographie, Université Laval

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RESULTS

SEASON COMPETITION EVENT POSITION
2018/2019 World Allround Championships 500m 1
2019/2020 World Single Distance Championships Mass Start 3
2019/2020 World Cup Nagano Team Sprint 3
2018/2019 World Cup Tomakomai Team Sprint 3
2018/2019 World Cup Obihiro Team Sprint 3
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Allround Championships
EVENT
500m
POSITION
1
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Single Distance Championships
EVENT
Mass Start
POSITION
3
SEASON
2019/2020
COMPETITION
World Cup Nagano
EVENT
Team Sprint
POSITION
3
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Cup Tomakomai
EVENT
Team Sprint
POSITION
3
SEASON
2018/2019
COMPETITION
World Cup Obihiro
EVENT
Team Sprint
POSITION
3