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Canada’s athletes in Sochi: Meet speed skater Marie-Ève Drolet

Marie-Eve Drolet of Canada with her silver medal in the women's 1000 meters at the Samsung ISU short track speed skating World Cup on October 21, 2012 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary.
Marie-Eve Drolet of Canada with her silver medal in the women's 1000 meters at the Samsung ISU short track speed skating World Cup on October 21, 2012 at the Olympic Oval in Calgary. Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images

Sport: Short Track Speed Skating

Age: 31

Hometown: Chicoutimi, Que.

Accomplishments:

  • 2002 3000m Relay Olympic Bronze Medallist.
  • 2001 and 2012 1500m World Bronze Medallist.

Interesting Fact: In 2003 Drolet retired from skating at age 21 to pursue other interests, such as sailing and acupuncture. She returned to the sport in 2007 and fell in love all over again.

Chances: Drolet is not considered a podium favourite, but has experienced success on the world stage recently – reaching the podium at the World Championship in 2012 – and should not be counted out.

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