Athlete Profile

Amanda Fortier, 23, of Edmonton burst on to the world scene as a junior. Fortier is a four-time national junior champion and holds one of Canada's best-ever results at the world junior championships, finishing eighth in the 15-kilometre skating event in 1996.

In Salt Lake City, she'll compete in four events: the five-kilometre pursuit; 15-kilometre freestyle; 30-kilometre classical and 4x5-kilometre relay.