The biographical information was provided by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC) for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
Hobbies: Playing golf - her handicap is 7.1. (NOC, 25 Jan 2010)
Education: Human Movement Studies - University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Language spoken: Finnish, English, Swedish
Club name: University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN, United States
Coach: Brad Frost (NOC, 25 Jan 2010)
Position / Style: Goaltender (IIHF 2005)
Handedness: Catches left (IIHF 2005)
Debut: 2004 for Finland (NOC, 25 Jan 2010)
Injuries: In March 2008 suffered a knee injury and had to rest for three months in the middle of the hockey season. (NOC, 25 Jan 2010)
Marital status: Single
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.