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Beijing Winter Olympics: Veteran Charles Hamelin wins gold in his last appearance at the Olympics

Charles Hamelin of Canada ends his glittering Olympic career with a gold in Men’s Speed Skating.

Charles Hamelin

Charles Hamelin’s gold in the Men’s Short Track Speed Skating 5,000m relay was his fourth career Winter Olympics gold medal and sixth overall, having also won a silver and bronze. The 37-year old Canadian athlete said in the build up to these Olympics that he plans to retire after Beijing 2022.

Clement Noel

French skier Clement Noel won the Men’s Slalom at the Beijing Olympics by a large margin. Noel moved up from sixth following the first leg to beat Johannes Strolz of Austria by 0.61 seconds after posting the fastest second run. World champion Sebastian Foss-Solevaag of Norway picked up the bronze.

Alex Hall

Team USA’s Alex Hall and Nick Goepper won gold and silver, respectively, in the Men’s Freeski Slopestyle at the Beijing Winter Games.

Qi Guangpu

Qi Guangpu of China clinched gold in Men’s Aerials with a score of 129.00. Defending champion Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine’s won silver with 116.50 score and Russia’s Ilya Burov clinched bronze with a 114.93.

Choi Minjeong

South Korea’s Choi Minjeong won the Women’s 1500m event, ending her Beijing Olympics campaign with three medals. Along with 1500m gold, Choi finished won silver in the 1000m and in the Women’s 3000m Relay with Team South Korea.

Sweden won the Women’s 4x6km Relay event. It was a family affair for sisters Hanna and Elvira Oeberg as the later anchored her team and the former led the team to a glorious golden finish with a final time of 1:11:03.9. The other members were Linn Perrson and Mona Brorsson.

Germany and Norway landed the top spot at the Women’s and Team’s Team Sprint Classic respectively.

 

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