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Bolade Ajomale

Bolade Ajomale

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

Brittany Crew

Brittany Crew

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.

Alysha Newman

Alysha Newman

As a young gymnast, Alysha Newman aspired to represent Canada, however an injury forced her to take a year away from sport and retire from gymnastics.

Mathieu Bilodeau

Mathieu Bilodeau

Mathieu Bilodeau first represented Canada internationally as a triathlete, competing at a Pan American Cup event in 2003. He made his only ITU World Cup appearance in 2006 before competing in the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in 2013.

Natasha Wodak

Natasha Wodak

Coming back after missing almost an entire year of racing due to plantar fasciitis and peroneal tendonitis, Natasha Wodak enjoyed a career year in 2015.

Sage Watson

Sage Watson

Sage Watson made her Olympic debut at Rio 2016 where she advanced to the semifinals of the 400m hurdles and anchored Canada to a fourth-place finish in the 4x400m relay.

Jessica O’Connell

Jessica O’Connell

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.

Christabel Nettey

Christabel Nettey

When Christabel Nettey was a young track and field athlete, she would watch the Olympic Games or other high profile events on TV and dream of being the person out there competing for Canada while the world watched.