Sarah Wells made her Olympic debut at London 2012 where she advanced to the semifinals of the 400m hurdles. She had remarkably qualified for the Games after being sidelined for nine months in 2011 when she was diagnosed with a stress fracture in her left femur. She went on to compete at the 2013 Summer Universiade where she won silver with the 4x400m relay and just missed the podium with her fourth place finish in the 400m hurdles. Wells was then out for another six months with a reoccurrence of the stress fracture in her femur. She came back to capture her fourth Canadian title in 2015, following her 400m hurdles victories in 2012, 2010, and 2008.
Family: Parents Stephen and Angie Wells… Older sisters Athena and Stephanie… Younger brother Andrew… Getting into the Sport: Tried numerous sports as a child before discovering her talent for track and field in high school… In 2004 was invited to train with the University of Toronto Junior Development program… Outside Interests: Studied in the Faculty of Physical Education and Kinesiology at the University of Toronto… Co-founded the Fearless Action Challenge to help young girls learn to stand up to peer pressure and become leaders, using physical activity as a vehicle…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
OG: 2012 – 8th in SF (400m hurdles)
IAAF WCh (junior): 2008 – 5th in SF (400m hurdles); 2006 – 6th in H (400m hurdles)
IAAF WCh (youth): 2005 – 4th in H (400m hurdles)