| Date of Birth:
August 8, 1978
Place of Birth: Lloydminster, SK
Residence: Calgary, AB
Years on National Team:
Growing up on a farm outside Luseland, Saskatchewan young Krisy Myers dreamed of becoming a figure skater. However, as she grew older, her plan changed directions and soon it was speed skating that really fired her up.
When she was 12, her family moved to Lloydminster on the border of Saskatchewan and Alberta, where Myers and her mother started a skating club, aptly named the Border City Blades. A natural sprinter from a young age, Myers knew she would have to move to Calgary if she was to be serious about a career in speed skating. Hence, in 1997, she packed up and headed to the home of the 1988 Winter Games, where she joined the junior national team.
After finishing 20th overall at the World Junior Championships in both 1997 and 1998, Myers graduated to the senior squad in 1999. She was an alternate on the team that went to the World Sprint Championships that year. Between 1999 and 2003, Myers was ranked Canada's fourth best sprinter. In 2002, she sadly missed making the Olympic team by a fraction of a second.
Instead of giving up, Myers worked even harder and in 2004, finally made the leap, finishing the year as the nation's No. 1 sprinter. She'll represent Canada in the 500 m in Turin.
When not training or racing, Myers likes spending time in two very different pursuits, making quilts and barrel racing.
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