Athlete Profile

Like many of her teammates, Milaine Thériault, 28, of St-Quentin, N.B., hopes for a last hurrah in Salt Lake City. In Nagano, Thériault had top-60 results in three events (pursuit, 15-kilometre classical and five-kilometre classical).

She is peaking at the right time for the 2002 Games. In late December, Thériault finished ninth in the 1.5-kilometre sprint at a World Cup event in Italy.

Thériault hopes familiarity with the Olympic venue will also help her cause. The seven-year national team veteran posted her best World Cup results at Soldier Hollow, site of the Games competition, last year. She finished 17th in the same-day pursuit and 30th in the sprint. She was also a part of the Canadian relay team that finished second.

In Salt Lake City, she'll compete in five events: the five-kilometre pursuit; 10-kilometre classical; 30-kilometre classical; 4x5-kilometre relay and the sprint.