Athlete Profile

Daniel Migneault, 22, of Baie-Comeau, Que., is currently the fifth-ranked half-pipe snowboarder in the world. The fact that Migneault enters the Olympics is impressive considering he missed all of last season because of injuries, including twisted vertebrae in his back, dislocated ribs and knee problems that required surgery. Upon his return to the World Cup circuit, he immediately found the podium, including an impressive victory at an event in Whistler, B.C., in December.