Charles Hamelin (born 14 April 1984) is a Canadian short track speed skater. Hamelin is a 5-time Olympic medalist having won 3 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze during the 2006, 2010,2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics. He is also a 2-time world champion over the 500 m distance, having won those championships in 2007 and 2009, a 2-time world champion over the 1500 metre distance, having won those championships in 2014 and 2018, and a 2-time world champion over the 1000 metre distance in 2016 and 2018, and also led Canada to 5 world relay titles. Hamelin is the 2014 overall World Cup season winner, and the 2018 overall World Champion, giving him all the achievements available in the sport. Hamelin broke into success early at the 2003 World Junior Short Track Championships where he won silver medals in the 500 m and the 1500 m races, following up with a bronze in the 5000 m relay. He built on this success at 2005 World Championships, there he won a gold in the 5000 m relay and a silver in the 500 m. His success continued at the worlds by winning gold in the 3000 m, gold in the 5000 m relay and bronze in the 1000 m at the 2006 World Championships. He finished 4th place at the 2006 Winter Olympics in the 1500 m event but received a silver medal as part of the men's 5000 m relay squad. Hamelin is the former world record holder in the 1000 m.