Mark Boswell is the Canadian record holder in the men's high jump and one of the country's top medal hopes in track and field.
Last year at the world outdoor championships in Paris, Boswell won the bronze medal despite rolling his ankle in the preliminary round.
Four years earlier he won a silver medal at the worlds setting his current Canadian record at 2.35 metres, a height he cleared again in 2002 at an international meet in Rome.
He was named Athletics Canada's athlete of the year in field events and jumping events in 2003.
Boswell, who grew up in Jamaica and moved to Canada in 1988 at age 11, burst on the international scene in 1996. He won the gold at the world junior championships even though he was ranked 12th. It was Canada1s first ever world junior crown and that year he was named among MacLean's 100 People to Watch.
At the Sydney Olympics, he suffered his first big disappointment finishing sixth. But he carried a lot of pressure for a 22-year-old as Canada's only legitimate medal hope in track and field.