CHARLES Tabia < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 06 Apr 1985 in Toronto, CAN
Height1.78 m
Weight 67 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Pickering, ON, CAN
Languages Cantonese, Russian, English
Higher education Psychology - University Of Miami: Miami Beach, FL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started athletics at the age of 10 in 1995.
Why this sport? She used to play soccer and her speed was spotted by a track coach who asked her to come out and try track athletics.
Club / Team Elite Edge Track Club: Canada
Name of coach Gregory Portnoy
Coach from which country? Russia
Coach from what year? 2001
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for Canada
Tournament Olympic Games
Location Beijing
General Interest
Nicknames Tabs, Tabi, Babs. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Dancing, writing poetry, travelling, shopping, food, listening to music and watching movies. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Making the final at the Olympics and winning an NCAA title. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Hero / Idol Her parents. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Injuries She suffered a torn meniscus in 2008 and had surgery on it, recovering in 8 to 10 weeks. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "When its your time its your time...Nothing happens before it." (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Awards and honours She graduated from the University of Miami with All-American honours. She was also an All-Academic recipient, recognising the best student-athletes. (NOC, 31 Jul 2008)
Other sports She competed in dance for several years, and played soccer, volleyball and basketball. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)
Famous relatives Ruperta Charles, an athlete from Antigua. (Athlete, 15 Sep 2010)