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Zelinka adapting to life in Connecticut, with plenty of help from others

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Zelinka adapting to life in Connecticut, with plenty of help from others

By Lori Ewing, The Canadian Press TORONTO – Jessica Zelinka has to take a pass on an upcoming warm weather training camp in Phoenix next month — what would have been an ideal opportunity for one of Canada’s top track and field athletes to work with an actual coach. Zelinka’s been without a coach since she [...]

Olympians arrive back from London to Calgary fanfare

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Olympians arrive back from London to Calgary fanfare

By Celeste de Muelenaere For Metro Calgary With the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremonies all wrapped-up, many Olympic competitors were aboard international flights back home on Monday, and came home to adoring families and fans. As Olympic athletes exited through the arrivals sliding doors of Calgary International Airports, Jessica Zelinka, Nathan Gafuik, Laura Brown and [...]

Valiant effort for Canadian hurdlers

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Valiant effort for Canadian hurdlers

No medal, but Zelinka, George acquit themselves well in one of the fastest fields By Cam Cole, Vancouver Sun An Olympic track and field athlete’s body, fully cut and ready to rock – give or take a shot putter’s or a hammer thrower’s – always looks as though you could crack hazel-nuts on it. Case [...]

Jessica Zelinka, and the sport that hurts

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Jessica Zelinka, and the sport that hurts

Canada best all-round female athlete leaves it all on the field, and falls short by Charlie Gillis UPDATE: Jessica Zelinka was bumped from sixth to seventh in heptathlon after Lilli Schwarzkopf of Germany successfully challenged her disqualification for lane infringement during the 800-m. The decision gave Schwarzkopf the silver and relegated competitors below her one [...]

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OWN A PIECE OF THESE ABS

VICKI HALL VHALL@CALGARYHERALD.COM, 26 Jul 2012 Calgary Herald — Twitter sale helps bring athlete’s family to London I will give ownership of my abs. Someone out there can sponsor them JESSICA ZELINKA Looking to ease the financial burden of competing, Jessica Zelinka says her now-famous abs are up for sponsorship An entrepreneur by necessity, Jessica [...]

Canadian Olympic heptathlete Jessica Zelinka

Toro Magazine – July 25, 2012 — Meet one of Canada’s fittest females, national heptathlon champ and Olympic medal hopeful Jessica Zelinka. “I challenge anybody in the world to look physically fitter and better,” says her coach Les Gramantik. We couldn’t agree more. Zelinka enters the London Games on a high, having shattered her own [...]

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Olympic-sized weights sitting on Calgary mom’s very fit shoulders

Herman Chau, Global News, with files from Allison Vuchnich : Thursday, July 26, 2012 11:59 PM — A lot is riding on the very fit shoulders of Jessica Zelinka. Some people have hailed the Calgary mother – known for her amazing abs (more on that later) – as the best overall athlete that Canada is [...]

Seven things to know about Jessica Zelinka ahead of the London Olympics

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Seven things to know about Jessica Zelinka ahead of the London Olympics

Sean Fitz-Gerald Jul 27, 2012 – 9:30 AM ET | Last Updated: Jul 27, 2012 8:47 AM ET National Post Jessica Zelinka is tough, popular and one of Canada’s best hopes for a medal in track and field — in the heptathlon, not the hurdles Jessica Zelinka knew she had an allergy, and she knew [...]

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Zelinka strengthened by family bond

Randy Sportak, Calgary Sun — Here’s a tricky question: Is track and field standout Jessica Zelinka better because of the birth of her three-year-old daughter, Anika? The Calgarian who finished fifth in the heptathlon at the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing fully intended to be in the game this year. But the 30-year-old has [...]

Calgary track athlete Jessica Zelinka set to make history at London Summer Games

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Calgary track athlete Jessica Zelinka set to make history at London Summer Games

Heptathlete/hurdler aiming for the podium in London By Vicki Hall, Calgary Herald July 26, 2012 Every morning, Anika Zelinka-Miller wakes up and asks if today is the day for the airplane ride. Five more sleeps, and the three-year-old will jet from Calgary to London with her dad and Miliou the plush sheep to join her [...]

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