Biography:

Hailing from a family of speed skaters – including her father, two brothers and her sister – Marsha Hudey found herself on the Olympic team for Sochi 2014 in her first season competing on the World Cup circuit. She went on to finish 32nd in the 500m in her Olympic debut. The following season she competed at her first World Single Distances Championships. In 2017 she finished a very impressive sixth in the 500m at the World Single Distances.

She also ended the 2016-17 season ranked fourth overall in the World Cup 500m standings thanks to four fourth place finishes as she grew ever closer to her first World Cup podium. Hudey has been training at the Calgary Olympic Oval since 2008. At the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse she won gold in the 500m and team pursuit, teaming with Olympic teammate Kali Christ in the latter.

PERSONAL

Getting into the Sport: Started speed skating at age four… Her dad had been a competitive skater while growing up… Outside Interests: Enjoys cooking/baking and trying new recipes… During the off-season enjoys yoga, swimming and hiking… Works as a physiotherapy assistant… Has an undergraduate degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Cricket… Favourite motto: Always give your best in whatever you are trying to achieve and know that you will fail your way to success…