| Date of Birth:
January 13, 1976
Place of Birth: Laval, QC
Residence: Laval, QC
Years on National Team:
Weight: 128 lbs.
Canada's top female short track speed skater in 2004, Tania Vicent has now, two years later, become primarily a specialist in the 3000m relay. It is a race she has enjoyed plenty of success in, winning bronze medals at both the 1998 Nagano Olympics and the 2002 Salt Lake City Games.
If the results from the current 2005-06 season are an indication of things to come, it looks like the team could be stepping back up on the podium in Turin. To date, they have won four World Cup medals, including a gold, a silver and two bronze. Not to mention the gold they took in the 3000m at the 2005 World Championships.
Tania has also enjoyed some success in individual races. In fact, in addition to the relay, she competed well enough in the 500m, the 1000m and the 1500m at the 2001 World Championships to be named the event's fifth-overall skater.
The 2006 Games mark Vicent's 11th year with the team and, as long as she continues her winning ways, there's no reason to think she'll be hanging up her skates anytime soon.
When not racing or training, Vicent enjoys reading, movies and playing tennis.
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