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TORONTO -- Canadian hurdler Perdita Felicien retired from competition Thursday, ending a career marked by a number of glorious highs along with crushing disappointment at the Summer Olympics. Kendrick Lewis Ravens Jersey . Felicien won a world outdoor title in 2003 and added a world indoor title a year later. She was a favourite to win gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics but instead provided one of the more shocking moments of the Games. Felicien tripped over a hurdle and fell to the ground in the final of what would be her last appearance on the Olympic track. "I think thats what this career has been -- it has been a cocktail of triumphs, a cocktail of defeats. Its a mishmash of everything," Felicien said. "But I will say that the one moment that I felt in 2003, if it meant I had to re-live 10,000 moments like Athens, I would." Felicien proudly watched a replay of her historic effort in Paris on a big screen after making her retirement announcement in front of a few hundred children at a Toronto elementary school. She ran the 100-metre hurdles in 12.53 seconds that day in 2003 to become the first Canadian woman to win an athletics gold medal at the world outdoor championships. "There was so much elation in that moment, it was so intoxicating," she said. "It was all the things that you have worked for, all the things that you had put together, the pieces of the puzzle came together in perfect synergy and I cant explain it more than that. "And yes, Athens was dark and it was terrible and it was horrible. And it will always be the one for me that got away. But at the same time I think its made me a more wholesome person. I dont take things for granted anymore." The 33-year-old from Pickering, Ont., has a sparkling resume from her 13-year track career. Felicien retires as the Canadian record-holder in both the 100-metre hurdles (12.46 seconds) and 60-metre hurdles (7.75). Shes a 10-time national champion, two-time Olympian and two-time Pan Am Games silver medallist. Felicien competed in eight world championships over a 10-year span, taking gold at the 2004 indoor world championships in Budapest, and is a three-time NCAA champion. She started thinking about retirement a few months ago when she wondered whether another four-year Olympic cycle was in the cards. "Quite frankly the tiger that you need to have inside, instead of roaring, it started to purr," she said. "I knew that was a sign that I had to bow out gracefully." After the heartbreak in Athens, her Olympic disappointment continued at the 2008 Beijing Games when she was unable to race due to a foot injury. She was gunning for Olympic redemption in the summer of 2012 but failed to qualify for the London-bound team after false-starting in the final at the trials. "For me, the Olympic medal is the only thing that has eluded me," she said. "I dont cry myself to sleep at night over it. I tried valiantly for four Olympic cycles to go after it and it just never happened on the day. But to be amongst the top five, the top six for 10 years, I dont think anyone else has that credit to their name. "So I sleep well at night knowing that I gave everything I had every single time that I was on the track and thats all that I could do." Felicien, who worked as a track analyst at the 2008 Games, plans to start work as a videographer at a Hamilton television station next month. She recently earned a post-graduate certificate in broadcast journalism. "When youre an athlete racing, you never think its going to happen," she said of retirement. "But the day is here. Im older now and a new life beckons." Felicien is the second high-profile Canadian Olympian to call it quits this week. Triathlete Simon Whitfield officially announced his retirement on Wednesday. Prior to making her announcement, Felicien tweeted about how she was feeling. "Today feels just like race day," she said. "No appetite. Major butterflies. Nervous energy. Happy. :)" Fair or not, the image of Felicien sitting in stunned disbelief after her fall on the Athens track -- her hand on her forehead as she leaned against a toppled hurdle -- was one of the lasting memories from that Olympiad. Despite her many successes, she knows it will be a part of what people remember about her career. "I know the narrative is always going to be 2004 and Ive really made peace with that," she said. "If thats a narrative that people are going to use, its on them. But I still think for me its a story that Im really going to use to help empower kids and show them that your darkest hour doesnt define you. "So for me, Im proud of what Ive accomplished. No Olympic medals, which is the one thing Ive always wanted. But I showed myself that on any given day Ive been one of the best." 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The big delay came after Tucker kicked a 52-yarder with 4:51 remaining in the first quarter. Fans were ordered to take cover as players headed to the locker rooms while heavy rains and winds whipped through Soldier Field. They emerged about two hours later with the sky clearing and the sun coming out, but the rain and wind returned in the third quarter, turning the stands into a sea of ponchos. During the delay, Bears players stretched and went over the game plan. "Closed my eyes and just trying to think about the game, visualize the game a little bit," McCown said. "And kind of assess what happened the first two series. What did we do wrong? Why werent we moving the ball? What are they going to do to us?" Ravens coach John Harbaugh wouldnt say what his team did during the down time, although his team is no stranger to delays. The Ravens experienced a power outage in the Super Bowl, after all, and the start of their season-opener at Denver was pushed back by lightning. Both were just 34 minutes, though. "I think weve led the league in delays over the last few years," Harbaugh said. Gould won it with a 38-yarder on third-and-8 at the 20 with 8:41 left in OT after McCown connected with a leaping Martellus Bennett on a 43-yard pass to put the ball on the 22, and the Bears (6-4) came away with the win after dropping four of six. They were leading 20-17 with 10:33 remaining in regulation after Matt Forte scored on a 14-yard screen from McCown, dodging three or four defenders along the way, but the Ravens (4-6) made one big push down the stretch to send it to overtime. They drove from the 16 to the 2, getting a one-handed catch from Dallas Clark on a fourth down at 44. After Joe Flacco overthrew Torrey Smith in the back of the end zone on third down, Tucker tied it at 20-all with 3 seconds left. McCown threw for 216 yards without an interception, subbing for Jay Cutler (high left ankle sprain).. C.J. Mosley Ravens Jersey. In four games and two starts, he has five touchdowns and no turnovers, and he came through under brutal conditions. "Its definitely one of those days where you look across the field and (see) Joe Flacco and look on the sideline and Jays over there," McCown said. "And Im like, Can I borrow somebodys arm?" Alshon Jeffery had seven catches for 83 yards. Forte added 42 receiving and 83 rushing. Julius Peppers had two sacks. David Bass returned an interception for a touchdown, and Jonathan Bostic set up a field goal by Gould at the end of the first half with an interception. The Ravens were able to get their ground game going, with Ray Rice rushing for 131 yards and a touchdown against a team thats struggled to stop the run. He scored from the 1 early on after a 47-yard dash on Baltimores first drive. But Flacco had a rough day, throwing for 162 yards and getting picked off twice. "Every time you get the ball, it either was wet or had all kinds of mud on it," he said. 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At Soldier Field, long lines formed in the upper deck as drenched fans tried to make their way toward the tunnel with lightning striking near the stadium. "It was pretty muddy, windy," Bennett said. "I feel like Ive been fishing all day." NOTES: Bears DT Stephen Paea left the game with a toe injury. ... Harbaugh wouldnt comment on the condition of S Matt Elam, who limped off the field in the fourth quarter after making a tackle on Forte. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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