Perdita Felicien

One of Canada’s most decorated track and field athletes, Perdita Felicien is a two-time Olympian, two-time World Champion and 10-time National Champion in the 100-metre hurdles. Felicien competed in the Summer Olympics in the 100-metre hurdles in 2000 in Sydney, Australia and in 2004 in Athens, Greece. She won her first world championship in the 100-metre hurdles in 2003. Felicien followed that performance with a silver medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games, after which she was named Outstanding Canadian Athlete of the Year (track) and the NCAA Female Track Athlete of the Year. Felicien is the first Canadian woman to win an individual medal in track at the IAAF World Championships. With an impressive performance, Felicien set the national record in the 100-metre hurdles (12.46 seconds) in June 2004. She would represent Canada once more at the IAAF world outdoor championships in Berlin in 2009, making the 100-metre hurdles final once again. Then, in 2010, she earned the silver medal at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha.  In total, Felicien wore the Canadian singlet at four world outdoor championships between 2001 and 2009.