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Commonwealth team win five medals

brianne theisen-eaton . jessica zelinka

Glasgow, SCO – The Canadian athletics Commonwealth team took home five medals on day four of track and field competition at the Commonwealth Games. Derek Drouin of Corunna, Ont., and Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won gold; Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., won silver; and Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., picked up bronze medals. [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…]

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…]

Armstrong 5th, Zelinka 3rd after day one

Dylan Armstrong

Dylan Armstrong

London, UK – Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., placed fifth in the men’s shot put while Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., sits in third place in the heptathlon after day one of athletics (track and field) at the 2012 Olympic Games. [Read more…]

Brannen, Zelinka set Olympic standards

Nathan Brannen and Jessica Zelinka record Olympic A+ standards

Nate Brannen

Nate Brannen

Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., finished in sixth place at the IAAF Combined Events Challenge Hypo-Meeting in Gotzis, Austria this past weekend.  The athlete who lives and trains in Calgary amassed a score of 6393 points in the seven event heptathlon, surpassing the Olympic A+ standard.  Zelinka’s performance stands as the second best all-time heptathlon score by a Canadian athlete behind her Canadian record of 6490 set at the 2008 Olympic Games.  Zelinka now needs a top three finish at the Track and Field Trials to secure her spot on the 2012 Olympic Games team.   [Read more…]

Zelinka achieves in Daegu


Jessica Zelinka in Daegu

Jessica Zelinka in Daegu

DAEGU – Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., finished ninth in the grueling two day heptathlon with 6268 points, registering the best Canadian finish in the seven discipline event ever at a World Championship. Heading into the final event of 800-metres Jessica was in 12th but her time of 2:12.62 added some valuable points to her score. “I have it in me to get on the podium I just need to put it all together in one consistent heptathlon; that is the most important thing I am taking away from this.” [Read more…]