Career Highlights: In the wake of the no-show of multiple Olympic champion Claudia Pechstein, the Germans had better center their attention on
long-distance prospect Beckert, a 21-year-old who has been showing great promise this winter so far. Coming into Vancouver,
she only trails Czech Martina Sablikova over the 3,000-5000 World Cup standings. Count her in for a medal in both long distance
races but gold might be too much to ask.