|Birthdate:||November 20, 1974|
|Ht: / Wt:||5'5" / 132 lbs|
|Teammates:||Anni Friesinger-Postma, Stephanie Beckert, Katrin Mattscherodt|
Olympic gold medalist in 2006 in team pursuit... Also competed in 2002, making Vancouver her third Olympics... Goal is to win an individual medal, most likely in the 3000m... Married Marian Thoms, a former speed skater, in December 2005... Started skating at age 8... Plans to retire after the 2009-10 season, though she hopes to remain involved in sports.
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.