Date of Birth:  November 5, 1980
 Place of Birth: Montreal, QC
 Residence: Val-Morin, QC
 Years on National Team:
 10
 Height:  5'7"
 Weight: 145 lbs


Although she's just 25-years-old, Geneviève Simard is already a 10-year veteran of the National Alpine Ski Team. And with one Olympic event already under her belt - she came 18th in the super-G at Snowbasin during the 2002 Salt Lake City games -, the Montreal native knows what to expect in Turin in 2006.

The fact that Italy is the country in which Simard has achieved two of the defining moments of her career should be a big help. During the 2003-04 season, she won the only gold of her World Cup career, winning the super-G at Cortina d'Amprezzo. Then last season, she was on the podium once again, celebrating a silver medal, this time in the giant slalom on the technically tough Santa Caterina course.

Two more solid results in 2004-05, a third-place giant slalom finish in a World Cup race in Germany and an eighth-place result in the World Championships in Italy, helped Simard end the season ranked fifth in the world in that discipline. And while she enters the Olympic year ranked just 33rd in the world in the super-G, her past win lends credence to the saying that on the right day anything can happen.

With ten Top-10 World Cup finishes to her credit entering the 2005-06 season, it's full steam ahead for the skier affectionately known as Gencakes by her fellow competitors on the Canadian ski team.


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