Team Canada has won an Olympic bronze medal in the men’s 5000 metre short track speed skating relay event at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. It was Canada’s fifth medal in short track speed skating at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, as they were only medal back of the host South Korea, who led the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with six medals.
The Canadian short track speed skaters who won Olympic bronze were Samuel Girard of Ferland-et-Boilleau, Quebec, Charles Hamelin of Levis, Quebec, Charle Cournoyer of Boucherville, Quebec and Pascal Dion of Montreal, Quebec. Hamelin won his fifth career Olympic medal. Girard and Cournoyer now have two career Olympic medals and Dion won his first.
Canada, which was in the lead for a large part of the race, posted a third place time of 6:32.282. Hungary won the gold medal with an Olympic record time of 6:31.971. China won the silver medal with an Olympic record time of 6:32.035.
A medal for Team Canada in the men’s 5000 metre short track speed skating relay was not in doubt midway through the race. Just like the women’s 1000 metre short track speed skating race, the Koreans fell, opening the door for a medal for Canada. Team Canada won the bronze medal over South Korea by 9.836 seconds.
Canada finished day 13 of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games with 24 medals–nine gold medals, seven silver medals and eight bronze medals. The most ever medals that Canada has ever earned at a single Olympic Winter Games was 26 medals at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.