7 Olympic athletes who have #WhatItTakes

7 Olympic athletes who have #WhatItTakes

By Callum Ng

Today adidas launches its Canadian Olympic Team high performance collection at Sport Chek. We thought we’d show it off and share why our Canadian Olympians have #WhatItTakes.

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Charles is LIMITLESS.

Charles Hamelin has won everything. Olympic gold, World Championship gold, World Cup gold. All that matters is the next gold.

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Kaillie is FEARLESS.

Kaillie Humphries is comfortable screaming down a track at Autobahn speeds. Brakes are unnecessary.

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Jon has VISION.

Jon Montgomery first tried skeleton in 2002. He was hooked. From then on he committed himself to do one thing. Win.

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Maëlle has PASSION.

Maëlle Ricker lives for the mountain. When she isn’t racing on the mountain, she’s training on one. When she’s doing neither, you know where to find her.

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Erik has RESILIENCE.

Before Erik Guay became one of Canada’s most successful ski racers he blew out his knee. Then he came back. Stronger and better than anyone.

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Meaghan Mikkelson has GRIT.

Hockey is in Meaghan Mikkelson’s blood. Just another reason to train her body smarter than anyone on earth.

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Chris Del Bosco is ALL-IN.

Chris Del Bosco was disappointed with his last Olympics. But it’s hard to impress a guy who only skis for the top of the podium. Now he’s training for Sochi 2014.

By Callum Ng

Senior Writer/Producer for Olympic.ca: I tell sport stories. I also like songs and dim sum. Liable to be found rink side, track side, pool side, any side.

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