The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Nickname: 'Danie', 'D-Money' (dpoleschuk.com, 08 May 2009)
Hobbies: Playing golf, hockey, football and biking. (albertaalpine.ca 08 May 2009)
Club name: Fernie Alpine Ski Team: Fernie, BC, Canada
Other sports played: She was a member of the team that won Canadian U18 national title in football. (dpoleshuk.com 08 May 2009) She won a gold medal in hockey at the Alberta Summer Games. (dpoleschuk.com, 08 May 2009)
Injuries: She had to miss racing in the finals of last year's World Cup event with a dislocated shoulder. "I dislocated my shoulder right before finals. I qualified for finals but I couldn't race. I had to come how and get surgery." (Calgary Herald, 01 Dec 2009)
As the pilot for the USA-1 bobsled, I broke a 62-year gold medal drought when my sled, the 'Night Train" won the Olympic title at the 2010 Vancouver Games. A degenerative eye condition nearly caused me to quit my sport in 2008, but corrective surgery restored my vision to 20-20.