Priscilla Lopes-Schliep

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Priscilla Lopes-Schliep
2012-06-07 Bislett Games Priscilla Lopes-Schliep.jpg
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep at the 2012 Bislett Games
Personal information
Full name Priscilla Lopes-Schliep
Nationality  Canada
Born (1982-08-26) 26 August 1982 (age 32)
Scarborough, Ontario
Residence Whitby, Ontario
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 67 kg (148 lb)

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (born 26 August 1982) is a Canadian hurdler in track and field athletic competition. She was born in Scarborough, Ontario and currently lives in Whitby.

Personal[edit]

Priscilla Lopes-Schliep during 2010 Memorial Van Damme

Born in Canada, her heritage is Guyanese and Portuguese.[1] She is the first cousin of soccer player Dwayne De Rosario.[2]

Lopes-Schliep attended the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She married former University of Nebraska basketball player, Bronsen Schliep, in the fall of 2007. They currently reside in Toronto, where he practices dentistry.

Career[edit]

In 2004 Priscilla became the 2004 NCAA Indoor Champion in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 7.82 as her personal best.[3] Lopes-Schliep won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in women's 100 m hurdles.[4] It was the first medal for Canada in Athletics at the Summer Olympics since the 1996 Games[5] and the first medal for a Canadian woman in Olympic track and field since the 1992 Games.[6]

At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, Lopes-Schliep won a silver medal in the 100 m hurdles in Berlin, Germany, in a time of 12.54s.[7][8] She failed to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, having finished 7th in the 100m hurdles at the 2012 Canadian Olympic trials for track and field after she struck a hurdle and fell.[9]

Personal bests[edit]

Event Time (sec) Venue Date
50 metres hurdles 6.82 Stockholm, Sweden 21 February 2008
55 metres hurdles 7.51 Fresno, California, United States 21 January 2008
60 metres hurdles 7.82 Stuttgart, Germany 6 February 2010
100 metres hurdles 12.49 Brussels, Belgium 4 September 2009
60 metres 7.23 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 26 February 2005
100 metres 11.44 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 19 July 2003
200 metres (indoor) 23.50 Lincoln, Nebraska, United States 25 February 2006
  • All information taken from IAAF profile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Priscilla Lopes-Schliep: the underdog who overcame the odds". SPIKES magazine. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Zeisberger, Mike (2008-08-20). "De Rosario gets lifted". Slam! Sports. Sun Media. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ USA Track & Field (2011-01-11). "Young stars Rupp, Harrison to be showcased at Millrose Games". USA Track & Field. Retrieved 2013-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Roll call: Canada's medal winners". Sympatico MSN. 2008-08-23. Retrieved 2008-08-23. [dead link]
  5. ^ The Canadian Press (2008-08-19). "Lopes-Schliep wins bronze in women's 100M hurdles". TSN.ca. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  6. ^ NBC Television, Olympic Evening, 19 Aug 2008
  7. ^ "Lopes-Schliep takes silver in 100m hurdle". CTV Olympics. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  8. ^ "IAAF 2009 World Championships Official Results". Retrieved 2009-08-29. 
  9. ^ Dave Feschuk (30 June 2012). "London 2012: Zelinka wins, Felicien and Lopes-Schliep fail to qualify at Olympic trials". Toronto Star. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

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