Ottawa at the Olympics profile – Melanie McCann (modern pentathlon)
Updated On: August 1, 2016
11th in London, pentathlete wants to repeat special Olympic day
Modern pentathlete McCann hits requirements to go to Rio
Updated On: June 1, 2016
It was a ways off her best performances, but Ottawa-based modern pentathlete Melanie McCann nonetheless locked up her berth for the Rio 2016 Olympics following the May 22-29 UIPM Senior World Championships in Moscow.
Sportspage cover story: Road to Rio rebound
Updated On: April 10, 2016
After missing out on Olympic berth at home Pan Ams, modern pentathlete flies back onto Games trail
Pentathlete blasts off in new season, on track for Rio
Created On: March 10, 2016
After missing a chance to qualify at last summer’s Pan Am Games on Canadian soil, modern pentathlete Melanie McCann vowed she’d make it to the Olympics one way or another, and took a perfect first step in that quest to begin her 2016 season.
Gold & silver for local pentathletes at nationals
Updated On: September 11, 2015
Local modern pentathletes Garnett Stevens and Melanie McCann earned the gold and silver medals respectively in the men’s and women’s competitions at the Aug. 15-16 Canadian Championships in Kitchener-Waterloo.
Devastating home Games letdown for pentathlete
Updated On: August 8, 2015
From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, Melanie McCann’s Pan Am Games were a total whirlwind. The 25-year-old has been through a great number of modern pentathlons in her career now, but Toronto 2015 showed her about the widest range of emotions possible in her five-sports-in-one-day pursuit.
Bittersweet silver squash player’s 3rd medal of Pan Ams
Created On: July 19, 2015
Sam Cornett earned her third medal of the Pan Am Games on Friday night at Exhibition Place with a silver in the women’s team event, but after winning singles bronze and doubles silver earlier, the 24-year-old veteran of the Canadian women’s squash team was disappointed to not complete her collection.
Pentathlete 20th & 21st at World Cups
Updated On: May 6, 2015
Ottawa modern pentathlete Melanie McCann won her qualifying division at World Cup #3 in Rome and placed 20th in the final at the April 8-13 event.
McCann wins 1st career World Cup medal
Updated On: March 11, 2015
Ottawa modern pentathlete Melanie McCann got her Pan Am Games season off to a big start by capturing the first World Cup medal of her career on Feb. 23 in Sarasota, FL.
Career-best Pan Am result boosts modern pentathlete before worlds
Updated On: August 11, 2014
After finishing 11th in her Olympic debut at age 21, Ottawa-based modern pentathlete Melanie McCann had already set her sights on the next Summer Games.