Skip to main content

Canada's Charle Cournoyer rounds a corner to place second behind Wu Dajing of China in the men's 500-metre semi-finals at the Sochi Winter Olympics Friday, February 21, 2014 in Sochi.

Paul Chiasson/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Follow The Globe's SOCHI LIVE for the latest from the Winter Olympics.

Charle Cournoyer has won bronze in the men's 500-metre short-track speedskating race.

The Boucherville, Que., native finished behind gold-medal winner Viktor Ahn of Russia and China's Wu Dajing.

Story continues below advertisement

Cournoyer advanced to the finals with second-place results in the quarter-finals and semifinals. He was assured of a medal when China's Liang Wenhao fell during the four-skater final.

The 22-year-old, who was making his Olympic debut, hadn't finished better than sixth during the current World Cup season.

Cournoyer was the only Canadian in the final after Olivier Jean of Lachenaie, Que., was fourth in his quarter-final race to finish 13th overall.

Charles Hamelin of Saint-Julie, Que., was the defending champion but failed to advance out of the heats.

The medal will be a relief to a short-track team that now has just three medals in a disappointing overall performance at the Winter Games.

In the women's 1,000, Valerie Maltais of La Baie, Que., fell during the semifinal while Marie-Eve Drolet of Chicoutimi, Que., was eliminated in the quarter-final.

Report an error
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. This should only take a few moments.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Cannabis pro newsletter