Jessica Zelinka

Name: Jessica Zelinkajessica-zelinka
Sport: Athletics
Hometown: London, ON
Nickname: Puppy, Tiger

Favorite Sport Memory:
Beijing Olympic Games 2008: On the bus, entering the grounds of the Bird’s nest stadium before the start of competition on day 1. Seeing the Olympic torch burning, and having a sudden emotional realization that “wow, this is it”… this is what I had been dreaming of for so many years.

Favorite Quote:
Whether you think you can, or think you can’t- you’re right
– Henry Ford

CAN Fund Testimonial:
CAN Fund is dedicated to the Olympic dream. They take pride in their athletes, in their country, and in their vision. I’m grateful to be one of the athletes to be receiving funding. The funding will have a substantial impact on my preparations for 2012.

Best Result:
5th at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (6490pts CR)

Fun Facts:
I’m back training for the 2012 Olympic Games after giving birth to our daughter Anika in the Spring of 2009.