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Shooting
Susan Nattrass
In Beijing, Olympic veteran Susan Nattrass returns to the biggest sports stage in the world. At 57, the trap shooter is gearing up for her sixth (and in all respects, final) Olympic Games. It has been more than 30 years since Nattrass took aim in the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games as the world's first female Olympic shooter.
Monica Pinette Modern Pentathlon
Monica Pinette
Monica Pinette is a true trailblazer for the sport of modern pentathlon in Canada – for both women and men. In Athens in 2004, she and Kara Grant became the first Canadian women to compete in the sport at an Olympic Games. more..
Diving
Blythe Hartley
This summer is going to be much different than the last for Blythe Hartley. In July 2007, her older brother Strachan died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the age of 30. In February, Blythe Hartley dedicated her 2008 season – including any Olympic success – to her brother. more...
Christine Sinclair Women's Soccer
Christine Sinclair
“She is definitely the best player in the history of Canadian soccer, male or female,” Head Coach Even Pellerud told the Canadian Olympic Committee. more..
Table Tennis
Mo Zhang
The top women’s table tennis athlete in Canada is 19-year-old Mo Zhang. A Canadian citizen for five years, she is originally from China. more...
Karen Cockburn Gymnastics
Karen Cockburn
It is not overstating to say that Karen Cockburn is a Canadian legend in the trampoline event in gymnastics. She has fought through adversity, a career-threatening injury, and has been the best trampoline gymnast in Canada for a dozen years. more...
Jujie Luan Fencing
Jujie Luan
Jujie Luan, a 50-year-old mother of three and fencing coach who lives in Edmonton, has returned as an athlete to the international stage. In late March, Luan officially met the Olympic qualifying standards set by fencing’s governing body, the Federation Internationale D’Escrime (FIE), and has qualified for the women’s “foil” event. more...

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