Sean Myers, Canwest News Service - July 29, 2009
CALGARY — Retired at 20 and making a comeback at 27.
Marie-Eve Drolet is hoping for an Olympic podium finish next winter despite a six-year absence from short-track speedskating that followed her relay bronze at the Salt Lake Winter Winter Games in 2002.
It took her less than a year to reclaim a spot on the national team and now she’s got her eye on the final roster going to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games.
“My times are even faster than they were before,” said Drolet. “I feel pretty confident.”Drolet said she missed being an athlete and showing her fiance how to skate with long blades in the fall of 2007 led to full time training and a return to competition last September.
“I love training, I have a little harder time with the competition, I just get stressed,” she said. “I don’t really like competing but I really love to be an athlete and be in shape. It’s what I really miss.”