On paper, Bolade Ajomale wasn’t supposed to make the 100m final at the 2016 Canadian Championships. But that’s why the races are actually run. He achieved a personal best 10.15 seconds in the preliminaries, which put him under the Olympic entry standard for the 100m
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Brittany Crew has dreamed of competing for Canada since she was seven. At first, she wanted to play for the Canadian women’s soccer team but shifted her dreams after being encouraged to try shot put in high school. Crew quickly excelled at the sport, reaching the 2012 IAAF World Junior Championships where she just missed the cut for the final.
With a high fitness level thanks to her dance background, Jessica O’Connell stood on the podium at her first ever junior nationals. She had always been infatuated by the Olympic Games, so those results made her realize that with a little hard work, competing for Team Canada was possible.