Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to rise today and speak about a very gifted athlete who hails from Haliburton County. Lesley Tashlin will be representing Canada, as she has qualified in the 100 metre hurdle track and field event for the Olympic Games in Atlanta.
At a recent outdoor meet in the United States Lesley beat the qualifying standard time and earned a place on the Canadian team for the summer Olympics. She was clocked at a personal best of 13.04, beating the standard by one-tenth of a second, which in track and field is a large amount of time, and she is close to the world record of just under 13 seconds.
Lesley is currently training at Louisiana State University and is gearing up for the games.
On behalf of the riding of Victoria-Haliburton and the rest of Canada, I wish Lesley great success at the games. We are all pulling for you. Good luck.