Wendy Taylor Charney

Hurdles - inducted in 2007

Although Wendy was a latecomer to serious training for the hurdles event, Wendy quickly rose to distinction on the provincial, university and Canadian scene when she earned her first gold medal in 1969 at the Canada Games in Halifax. By 1973, Wendy had climbed to the top of the podium at the Canadian Senior Championships. On the international scene, Wendy was a Canadian Team member for the Edinburgh Commonwealth Games (1970) and for the World Cup (1973) where she achieved her top performance with a sixth place finish in the world.

A trendsetter in training, Wendy was one of the first female track athletes to make weight training an integral part of her physical preparation. Recovering from a severe leg injury in 1972 Wendy still hurdled to a gold medal finish later that season at the Canadian Senior Championships.