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Debbie Brill's big comeback

They stand among Canada's great sporting heroes, immortalized by world championships, shattered records and even stamps. Yet their overstuffed trophy cabinets contain no Olympic medal. We look back at some remarkable Olympians and the reasons they fell short of the most coveted honour in amateur sport.

Can a world-ranked athlete take a maternity leave from high jumping and return a winner?
Medium: Television
Program: Pacific Report
Broadcast Date: Jan. 13, 1982
Guest: Debbie Brill
Reporter: Wendy Strazdine
Duration: 10:58

Last updated: August 15, 2013

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