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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 […]

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Jessica Zelinka dominates Athletics Canada awards

The Canadian Press OTTAWA — Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., dominated Athletics Canada’s awards for 2012, collecting three honours. The heptathlete won the outstanding athlete of the year, the most outstanding athlete in track events, and the combined events athlete of the year. The winners were chosen by an awards committee from athletes nominated by […]

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Olympian Jessica Zelinka reconsiders retirement

By Sean Fitz-Gerald, National Post TORONTO — Jessica Zelinka, the Canadian track champion and owner of the country’s most famous Olympic abdominal muscles, had just left the stadium when she attacked the first cupcake. It was gone in seconds. Another followed quickly. It was unclear which one survived long enough to be photographed and posted on […]

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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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.

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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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

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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