| Date of Birth:
August 9, 1985
Place of Birth: Chetwynd, B.C.
Residence: Calgary, AB
Years on National Team:
Denny Morrison is one of the youngest members of the men's Olympic Speed Skating team, but this young athlete is already garnering attention as one of Canada's top Olympic hopefuls.
Born in Chetwynd, B.C., but raised in Fort St. John, Denny started speed skating at the age of three along with his brother Jay. He began skating competitively in 1999, when he had two first-overall finishes at the Canadian Age Class Short Track Championships and the Canadian Age Class Long Track Championships respectively. He also placed first in the North American Age Class Short Track Championships.
In 2003, he made his debut at the World Junior Championships and finished in an astounding 10th-place overall. The following year at the World Juniors he finished first-overall. The same year at a World Cup event in Heerenveen, Holland, he placed seventh in the 1500 m (Group B).
This season, Morrison has enjoyed even more success. At a World Cup event in Turin, Italy, he earned a silver medal in the 1500m and a bronze medal in the 1000m. At another World Cup event, this time in Calgary, Morrison was part of the men's Team Pursuit that set a world record with a time of 3:39.69.
Despite his young age, Morrison has shown that he's a definite medal candidate for Canada at the Turin Games.
2006 Longtrackskating Coverage