Biography:

Farah Jacques faced a pivotal moment in her career in 2012 when an ankle injury forced her to stop track and field for a year and half. It was also the moment that made her realize that athletics was her life. When she was healthy again, she resumed training, more determined than ever to achieve her Olympic dream and leave nothing to regret. In March 2016 she ran a personal best 23.21 seconds in the 200m before finishing third in the distance at the Canadian championships. Named to the Rio 2016 Olympic team, Jacques ran the lead-off leg for the 4x100m relay that finished seventh, the first time Canada had advanced to the event final since Los Angeles 1984.

Getting to Know…

Family: Parents Youby Joseph and Milene Jacques… Seven siblings: Elglito, Yoobens, Jempsmy, Kesly, Eddyson, Myriam, Briana… Getting into the Sport: Started running track at age 14 when one of her best friends in school told her to try it… Outside Interests: Studying Secondary Education (math profile) at Université du Québec en Outaouais… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: Make your life a dream and a dream reality / Perseverance brings success…