Laurent Dubreuil is a silver Olympic medallist at Beijing 2022 (1000m), the reigning World Champion (500m) and the 2nd fastest man in history in long track speed skating.
Son of Olympian parents, Laurent Dubreuil began speed skating at the age of four. Although he tried many other sports as a child, being on the ice was what made him happy. He joined the national team in 2010, after his first appearance at the Junior World Championship. In 2012, he smashed the Junior World Record and won the Junior World Championship in the 500m distance. His progress was fast and he was on his way to qualify for the Olympic Games in Sochi.
Unfortunately, Laurent had a disappointing qualification result and missed the Games by 0.04 seconds. After this huge disappointment, he bounced back in 2015 and collected the first 5 World Cup medals of his career, as well as a bronze medal at the World Championship, becoming the first Quebecer since 1998 to win a World Championship medal. He culminated this Olympic cycle with a participation in the 500m and 1000m at the Olympic Games in PyeongChang.
In 2019, little Rose was born and Laurent became a father. Since then, his career has taken off spectacularly. Indeed, the last two seasons were the best of his career, with 10 medals in the World Cup season and 4 in the World Championship, including the title of World Champion in the 500m in 2021.
After a disappointment at the Beijing Olympics, finishing 4th in the 500m, the skater from Lévis (Quebec) bounced back beautifully and showed great resilience by winning the silver medal in the 1000m.