Date of Birth:  October 14, 1978
 Place of Birth: Nanaimo, BC
 Residence: Canmore, AB
 Years on National Team:
 Height:  5'6"
 Weight: 145 lbs

After climbing onto the podium to claim the bronze model in the giant slalom at the World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 2003, Canadian Alpine Ski Team member Allison Forsyth knew this was a feeling she would want to experience again.

In fact, she must have been feeling pretty good last year during the 2004-05 season when she picked up another giant slalom bronze, coming just behind silver medallist and teammate Geneviève Simard, at a World Cup race in Santa Caterina, Italy.

It's been a long road for the lanky Forsyth, who started racing at the tender age of two. She's battled through painful tendonitis in her hips from 2001 through 2004, yet still managed a seventh-place finish in her signature race, the giant slalom, on the tough Park City course, at the 2002 Olympic Games.

Now, after 10 long years on the team, the results finally seem to be coming for the 27-year-old native of Nanaimo, BC, who now calls Alberta's Canmore home. Her 23 career Top-10 World Cup results coming into the 2005-06 season, as well as her number 14 ranking in the women's giant slalom indicate good things ahead for a skier that has clearly paid her dues.

One person who will definitely be pulling for Allison at the upcoming Games is her brother Ryan. The elder sibling was Forsyth's hero growing up and knows a little about the ski game, having starred at the NCAA's University of Utah, as well as being a former member of the Men's Canadian National Team himself.

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