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Drouin and Hughes set records

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes

Moscow – What an amazing day for Team Canada at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Moscow, Russia. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., won bronze in the men’s high jump and set a Canadian Record of 2.38-metres while Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., placed sixth in the 3000-metres steeplechase final in a Canadian Record time of 8:11.64. Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., qualified for tomorrow’s shot put final with a throw of 20.39-metres. [Read more…]

Theisen-Eaton wins Silver

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Moscow – Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won World Championship silver today with a personal best of 6530 points in the seven-event heptathlon. [Read more…]

Warner wins decathlon Bronze

Damian Warner

Damian Warner

Moscow – Damian Warner of London, Ont., won bronze today at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship. Warner finished the ten-event decathlon with a personal best score of 8512 points to earn the bronze medal, Canada’s first at this championship. Other Canadian highlights on day two of competition included Inaki Gomez of Vancouver, B.C., placing eight in the men’s 20-kilometre race walk with a seasonal best of 1:22:21. Nicole Sifuentes of Winnipeg, Man., and Kate Van Buskirk of Toronto, Ont., advanced to the semis of the women’s 1500-metres. [Read more…]

Ahmed best ever Canadian finish

Mohammed Ahmed

Mohammed Ahmed

Moscow – A number of Canadian athletes recorded strong performances on the first day of competition at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics. Today’s Canadian highlights in Moscow, Russia include a best ever finish by a Canadian at the World Championships by St. Catharines, Ont., Mohammed Ahmed.  Damian Warner of London, Ont., performed well in the first five of ten events in the decathlon to sit in fourth place while Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ont., and Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., advanced to the semi-finals of the 100-metres.     [Read more…]

Palamar breaks junior record

Adam Palamar

Adam Palamar

Burnaby, B.C. – Nine British Columbia athletes recorded victories at today’s Harry Jerome International Track Classic in Burnaby, B.C.  The Harry Jerome was the fourth of five stops on the 2013 National Track League circuit.  The fifth and final competition takes place Friday July 5 in Victoria, B.C. [Read more…]

Canadians in Top 10 Rankings

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., registered a World leading performance in the men’s 3000-metres steeplechase this past weekend at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Standford, California. At the same meet Alex Genest of Lac-aux-Sables, Que., registered a World Championship A standard and is ranked third in the World. Chris Winter of Vancouver, B.C., is in 6th. [Read more…]

Olympians to Penn Relays

Penn Relays

Penn Relays

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially announce today the team that will represent Canada in the USA versus the World portion of the 2013 Penn Relay Carnival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania later this month.  Penn Relay Carnival takes place at Franklin Field April 25 to 27 with more than 22,000 athletes from 60 countries participating in 450 races.  [Read more…]

AC announces 2013 participation

Hershey's TFG - Canada

OTTAWA – Athletics Canada is pleased to announce today the organizations, clubs and provincial branches who were chosen as recipients as part of the 2013 Branch Grant Program.  The program was established in 2011 to encourage and support new and existing programs in the areas of grassroots athletics and first contact initiatives.      [Read more…]

Top Youth Athletes in Charlottetown

2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships

CHARLOTTETOWN – Canada’s best youth aged athletes will take to the track and to the field at the University of PEI Canada Games Stadium beginning on Friday for the 2012 Legion Canadian Youth Athletics Championships in Charlottetown, P.E.I. [Read more…]

Olympic Games improvement

London 2012

London 2012

London, UK Athletics Canada’s objectives coming in to the 2012 Olympic Games were to improve on Beijing’s showing of one medal and to improve on the sixteenth place finish in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) country ranking.    [Read more…]