Many Canadians can recall watching the track and field competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics where a young, unknown hurdler named Priscilla Lopes-Schliep shocked the world with her bronze-medal performance. 146 more words
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When first approached by Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, track and field coach Anthony McCleary did not want anything to do with the young athlete.
Yet, McCleary soon discovered Lopes-Schliep was not the type to be denied. 299 more words
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep has cleared her last hurdle and is moving on, having given everything she has to the sport.
A young family and lack of a winter training facility where she resides contributed to Lopes-Schliep’s decision to hang up her track spikes and call it a career. 784 more words