Felicien won a gold medal in the women's 100m hurdles at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris and then won a silver medal in the same meet at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka.
Heading into the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Felicien was a strong medal contender, but fell early in the race, and also knocked out Russian Irina Shevchenko as well.
A question that needs to be raised is does a world champion who fails to win an Olympic medal should be considered a disappointment? According to Yahoo! Sports, Felicien has been put in the same category as figure skater Kurt Browning, women's boxer Mary Spencer and the 1998 and 2006 Olympic men's hockey teams which failed to bring back Olympic hardware.
Is it fair? The answer is no. There should be expectations with Canadian high performance athletes, but to call them a disappointment is simply too harsh. The bottom line is when an Olympian does not reach the level they are expected to, who is the most disappointed? Normally it is the athlete, not the critics, who would only experience temporary disappointment before they find something else to criticize. Athletes will remember their Olympic experience, good or bad, for the rest of their life.