Perdita Felicien


Perdita Felicien is a two-time Olympian, having competed in the 100m hurdles at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.

A 10-time national champion in the 100m hurdles, Felicien also had several notable accomplishments internationally. She won gold at the 2003 IAAF World Championships, becoming the first Canadian female athlete to ever reach the podium at the IAAF Worlds. She would add a silver medal at the 2007 IAAF World Championships. In 2004, Felicien won the World Indoor title in the 60m hurdles. She would take silver in that event at the 2010 World Indoor Championships.

Felicien set the Canadian record in the 100m hurdles in June 2004, running 12.46 seconds in Eugene, Oregon. A favourite to win Olympic gold at Athens 2004, Felicien clipped the first hurdle in the final and did not finish. She was then unable to compete at Beijing 2008 due to a left foot injury.

Olympic Highlights

Games Sport Event Finish
2000 Sydney AthleticsHurdles 100m - Women27
2004 Athens AthleticsHurdles 100m - WomenDNF in Final