Biography:

Phylicia George had her Olympic dream sparked by watching the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. After spending four years at the University of Connecticut, she had her breakthrough year in 2011 when she broke the 13-second barrier for the first time in the 100m hurdles. She finished second at the Canadian Championships, qualifying her for the IAAF World Championships where she made the final. At the 2012 Canadian Championships, she won the 100m and finished second in the 100m hurdles, qualifying her for the London Olympic Games in two events, although she ultimately decided to just focus on the hurdles. She finished sixth with a personal best time of 12.65 seconds. George also competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

PERSONAL

Family: Parents Paul and Glenna George… Older sister Paulenna and twin brother Paul Jr… Getting into the Sport: Began running hurdles at 15… Had started by racing her dad in parking lots and fell in love with running, racing and competing… Outside Interests: Enjoys reading, watching movies, travelling… Graduated with summa cum laude honours from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences in 2010… Odds and Ends: Favourite motto: “Do something today that your future self will thank you for”… Inspired by Muhammed Ali…