Susan Coltman

Name: Susan Coltmansusan_coltman
Sport: Athletics
Hometown: Peterborough, ON
Nickname: Sus

Favorite Sport Memory:
In my 2008-2009 season, I was working with Tom Patrick, sport psych with the Canadian Sport Centre and was practicing techniques to relax my thinking in competition and just go on feelings. I was competing in a heptathlon at the end of my season in Woerden, the Netherlands. After four years of training in the Netherlands, this was a sort of home meet for me and I was both familiar with my fellow competitors and the organizers of the meet. I was very relaxed heading into this meet, and for a whole competition I was able to stay focused, smile and just completely enjoy my sport and my abilities. I think back on this competition and the joy it brought me when I find myself struggling and know that I can get there again and know that this state of relaxation will bring out my greatest performances.

Favorite Quote:
How few of us are as brave as our dreams

CAN Fund Testimonial:
CAN Fund provides additional funding needed to assist athletes to focus 100% on training and competing in pursuit of their Olympic dreams. With CAN Fund I am also able to be more self sufficient as an athlete and therefore reduce the financial stress on my family. I am greatful to CAN Fund for showing their support of my talents as I build into 2012!

Best Result:
5895 points in the heptathlon – 46th world ranking

Fun Facts:
Youngest of four girls, was very much a tom-boy as a kid, played various sports in school from volleyball to gymnastics, but had the most natural talent to run, graduated from Princeton University in 2004, lived abroad for training in the Netherlands and learned to speak reasonable Dutch.