Cindy Klassen, 22, of Winnipeg has podium potential in the 1,000 metres at Salt Lake, she was fifth at the World Cup race in early January. In December, Klassen set a new Canadian record in the women's 5,000 metres at the Canadian Olympic speed skating trials. Klassen, one of the youngest skaters on the Canadian Olympic team, won her race in 6 minutes 59.24 seconds and became only the third woman ever to skate the distance in less than seven minutes. She won a silver medal in the 1,500 metres race at the World Cup last year in the Netherlands. She will be in five events in Salt Lake: the 500 metres; the 1,000 metres; 1,500 metres; 3,000 metres and the 5, 000 metres events. Klassen only started speed skating four years ago at the age of 18, and lists in-line speed skating as something she enjoys when she's off the ice.