Date of Birth:  October 1, 1986
 Place of Birth: Ste-Etienne-de-Lauzon, QC
 Residence: Montreal, QC
 Years on National Team:
 1
 Height:  N/A
 Weight: N/A

Kalyna Roberge provides a youthful spark on the Canadian women's short track speed skating team heading into Turin for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games.

Only 19, Roberge has been catapulted to the spotlight on the strength of an excellent rookie campaign on the World Cup Tour this season. Early in the 2005-06 season, she won three bronze medals in 500m events, and contributed to Canada's success in the 3000m relay as well, earning gold at the 2005 World Championships.

Prior to her success at the senior level, Roberge stood atop the podium several times as a junior. Most recently, at the 2005 Junior World Championships, she finished 3rd-overall, with a gold medal in the 500 metres, a silver in the 1000m and a bronze in the 2000m relay.

Growing up with two brothers, Roberge gravitated more to trucks than dolls and that toughness has served her well on the short speed skating track. Her grit was especially on display at the 2005 Canadian Olympic trials when, despite suffering a leg injury, she still managed to make the team.

Roberge could very well establish herself as Canada's next short track speed skating star if she is able to climb the podium in either the 500m and/or relay events in Turin.


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