Olympic bronze medallist over the 100-meter hurdles, Canada’s Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, is showing the form that will cause serious problems at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Berlin next month.
Lopes-Schliep, the second fastest this season in the event, at 12.52 seconds, was Canada’s sole podium finisher at the Bird’s Nest National Stadium in Beijing, and if she is feeling the pressure to repeat in Berlin from Aug. 15-23, Lopes-Schliep is handling it well.
“It is always in the back of your mind, being the only Olympic medallist for Canada,” she allows. “But I take the pressure and kind of feed off it.
“In the hurdles, you never know who is going to do what on what day. So you have to go out there and give it your all and attack every hurdle like it’s the last race you will ever have.”