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Perdita Felicien and partner have a baby girl

The retired hurdler, who retired from athletics in 2013, is a broadcaster with CBC Sports

Hurdler turned broadcaster Perdita Felicien gave birth to their first child, a baby girl they have named Nova Carol Felicien Campbell on Friday, April 26. Felicien’s partner is Toronto Star sports reporter Morgan Campbell. Both parents posted about the birth on Instagram.

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Felicien, who is from Pickering, Ont., is a 10-time Canadian champion, two-time world champion and two-time Olympian (2000 and 2004) who won gold at the 2003 world championships in Paris. She retired from professional athletics in 2013. She still holds the indoor Canadian record in the 60m hurdles.

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Felicien writes that the name Carol is in honour of Campbell’s mother, and Felicien honour “the lineage of strong women led by your maternal grandmother.”

The baby’s original due date was next month, but Felicien hinted at a medical issue that made an early induction necessary. A broadcaster with CBC Sports, Felicien posted Instagram stories throughout her labour. At one point she can be heard saying, “I think it’s a boy.”