In an announcement made on Tuesday, Lopes-Schliep is still intending to return to track and field, and understands the biological challenges of being of a mother of two and being a high-performance athlete at the same time. She also stated how she did not want to wait until she was in her mid-thirties to be a mother.
Lopes-Schliep won an Olympic bronze medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, the 2010 Diamond League title and a silver medal at the 2009 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Berlin, before becoming pregnant the first time.
After her first pregnancy, Lopes-Schliep struggled to maintain the same form she had during her great run from 2008-2010 and did not make the 2012 Canadian Olympic team. It will now be interesting to see if Lopes-Schliep will be able to return to excellence on the track leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.