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Danielle Peers dedicated to being the best
This is a typical start to the day for Danielle Peers: she arrives at the gym around 5 a.m., and trains for 2 1/2 hours. Then she heads to work where she solves problems for investors. - September 7, 2004

Jessica Matassa

Wheelchair racer Jessica Matassa looks for international breakthrough at Paralympic Games
Jessica Matassa gravitated from a sledge hockey background to track and field during her early high school days at St. Thomas of Villanova, in the suburbs of Windsor, Ontario. Living in nearby Old Castle, the 18-year-old is seeking more world-class results in the 200, 400 and 800m events in future international competitions, including her first Paralympics in Athens.- August 31, 2004

Lori-Ann Meunzer

Muenzer a golden oldie
Someone gave her a Canadian flag, and she took it for a victory spin around the Olympic velodrome. Along the way, she kissed the Maple Leaf, then wrapped herself in it. And when they slipped the gold medal on her neck, she thought she could make it through the playing of O Canada without crying, but she couldn't. - August 25, 2004

Chantal Benoit

Canadian wheelchair basketball ace Chantal Benoit heads to her sixth Paralympic Games this September
Chantal Benoit is a legend in the sport of wheelchair basketball and is one of Canada's best known athletes with a disability. This September, the 44-year-old businesswoman heads to her sixth Paralympic Games. - August 10, 2004

Denyse Julien

Holding court with Denyse Julien
The 44-year-old Julien, on the other hand, has won 31 national badminton titles, represented Canada at 11 world championships, and was a member of the first badminton team ever to represent Canada at the Olympics, at the 1992 Barcelona Games, where she reached the round of 16 in women's singles.- August 3. 2004

Silken Laumann

Silken Laumann: A golden bronze
Silken Laumann won three Olympic medals during her rowing career: one silver and two bronze. She was a world champion and was widely considered the best single rower of her time, but bad luck prevented her from parlaying that into an Olympic gold.

Susan Nattrass

Susan Nattrass: Her aim is true
It may seem disconcerting that a shooter is so accident prone, but when an Olympic berth is on the line, Nattrass doesn't miss the mark. - July 21, 2004

Sherraine MacKay

Sherraine!
Forget Spider Man. Not-so-mild-mannered Mrs. MacKay can perform superhuman feats and even vanquish her arch-nemesis when she puts on the mask. - July 16, 2004

Amy Alsop
2004 Spokesperson Team - Amy Alsop
Today, as I prepare for the 2004 Paralympic Games, I continue to remind myself that no adversity is insurmountable.
Buffy Williams
Buffy out to slay competition
Daughter of former Maple Leafs player has decided to compete in Athens after vowing that 2000 in Sydney would be her first, and last, Olympics. - June 11, 2004
Courtney Babcock
Babcock hitting her full stride
After a breakout 2003 season, the Chatham native sets her sights on the Athens Games. - June 2, 2004
Dominique Bosshart
Bosshart has Athens on her mind
She was a farmer's daughter about to compete at one of the world's most famous sports venues, but Dominique Bosshart didn't have a clue. - March 11, 2004
   
   
 

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