François-Louis Tremblay, 21, Boucherville, Que., is one of the rising stars on the Canadian team. Though he'll compete in only a single event in Salt Lake City - the 5,000-metre relay -, his future is bright.
In 1998, Tremblay burst onto the scene, finishing first overall in the world junior championships. The next year, he jumped to the senior level and had similar success. His national career started at the 1999 team trials where he placed second. He was a member of the Canadian squad that won 1999 world team championship. He also won three gold medals at the Goodwill Games and placed fourth twice at the world championships. He was later named Canada's short-track speed skater of the 1999-2000 season. In 2001, he won a silver medal in the relay at the world championships. He also helped Canada to another world team championship.