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Wykes finishes 20th in marathon

Marathoners have strong showing in difficult conditions

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet - London 2012

Dylan Wykes and Reid Coolsaet – London 2012

For the first time since the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games Canada fielded a full men’s marathon entry at the Olympic Games.  The trio of Reid Coolsaet of Hamilton, Ont., Eric Gillis of Antigonish, N.S., and Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ont., did not disappoint in very tough conditions.  All three men finished in the top 30 with Wykes leading the way in 20th position in a time of 2:15:26.    [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…]

Warner places 5th in decathlon

Damian Warner

Damian Warner

LONDON, UK – Damian Warner of London, Ont., finished fifth in the decathlon with a personal best of 8442 points in only his tenth full decathlon. Warner registered six new personal bests over the ten events including two in his last five events of competition today. [Read more…]

Drouin wins high jump bronze

Derek Drouin - High Jump Bronze

Derek Drouin – High Jump Bronze

LONDON, UK – Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., has won Canada’s first track and field and Canada’s 11th medal at the 2012 Olympic Games. Day five at Olympic Stadium also brought three top eight performances and a personal best.  Drouin’s medal is the fist in the high jump since Greg Joy did in at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Que.  [Read more…]

Drouin and Mason advance

LONDON, UK – Three Canadian athletes made their mark in London on day three of the 2012 Olympic Games by qualifying into later rounds.

Derek Drouin

Derek Drouin

In the men’s high jump both Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., advanced to final taking place Tuesday August 7. Drouin finished second in group A qualifying with a mark of 2.29-metres. “It was stressful. I’m not one to have a lot of misses like that. I usually like to clear on my first try; I’m not sure what was going on. I’m relieved to get through and excited for the final.” [Read more…]

Gomez breaks record; Zelinka 7th

Jessica Zelinka - London 2012

Jessica Zelinka – London 2012

London, UK – Day two of Canadian athletics competition at the 2012 Olympic Games saw a Canadian record, a top ten finish, and three top twelve performances. [Read more…]