Athlete Profile

Allison Forsyth, 23, of Nanaimo, B.C., has four podium finishes behind her heading into the Salt Lake City Olympics. In November, she finished second at the World Cup giant slalom race at Copper Mountain, Colo.

Forsyth has been a consistent performer since her debut in the 1999-2000 season, which she finished with a fifth place ranking in the World Cup giant slalom - the best performance by a Canadian woman since Kathy Kreiner in 1977. She dropped three positions to eighth place at the end of the 2000-2001 season.