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Donna Vakalis

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Donna Vakalis
Personal information
Born (1979-12-30) 30 December 1979 (age 44)
Toronto, Ontario
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
Country Canada
SportModern pentathlon
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals29th (2012)

Donna Marie Vakalis is a Canadian modern pentathlete.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the women's competition, finishing in 29th place.

Athletic career[edit]

Vakalis became a member of the Canadian national modern pentathlon team in 2009.[2] She qualified for the 2012 Olympics after finishing 20th at the UIPM World Cup Final in Chengdu.[3]

Her personal best is 5348 points, achieved at the 2012 Guatemala Open (where she placed first).[4]

In June 2016, she was named to Canada's Olympic team.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Vakalis attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, receiving an honours bachelor's degree of arts and science. She received a professional master's degree in architecture from the University of Toronto, and began PhD studies there in 2012. Her dissertation is on assessing building projects for the impacts on health and environment.


  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Donna Vakalis". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  1. ^ "Donna Vakalis". 2012 Summer Olympics. Archived from the original on 9 September 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Pentathlon Canada". Archived from the original on 2013-11-27. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
  3. ^ "Olympic berth secured | Donna Vakalis". Archived from the original on 2014-01-04. Retrieved 2014-01-03.
  4. ^ UIPM Profile Archived January 3, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Friche do Valle, Diana (16 June 2016). "McCann, Vakalis named to Team Canada in modern pentathlon for Rio". www.olympic.ca. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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