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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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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 […]

Canadian Record: 6599pts in pictures

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Canadian Record: 6599pts in pictures

All Photographs: Mr Jan Lips, Head Coach, Calgary Warriors Track Club

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London 2012: Jessica Zelinka, Dylan Armstrong headline Canadian track team

Lori Ewing The Canadian Press CALGARY—Canada will send one of its largest track and field teams ever to the London Olympics — but leave one its biggest stars home. Dylan Armstrong and Jessica Zelinka headline the 40-member squad named Sunday, the morning after a stunning women’s 100-metre hurdles final saw Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep’s […]

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Why I Hate Heptathlon…. at least sometimes

Reflections on 2011 World Championships: During these past World Championships, on several occasions I found myself asking … “Why the hell do I do this? Why did I have to choose a sport that makes me feel absolutely exhausted all the time, and that is so emotionally draining?“    This questioning could have been part of the reason I performed so poorly at […]

What is Heptathlon?

If there are only 2 things you remember about heptathlon… 1. It is only 1 sport (track and field), consisting of 7 events (no cycling, or swimming, or shooting!) 2. The 7 events are always in the same order, and take place over two consecutive days. If you remember the above, then you’re ahead of the […]

The 7 Events of Heptathlon

(in proper order, of course)   Day 1: 100mH 10 flights of hurdles over 100m, 33″ high PB (Personal Best): This is my highest scoring event. My best time is 12.97s. Interesting fact: Unlike individual eventers (ie: sprint specialist), combined-eventers (heptathletes and decathletes) do not get the “no false start rule” (you false start once, […]

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