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 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..
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.
“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..
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
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, 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”
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