Canadian throwers re-write Commonwealth Games and World record books
Thursday, October 07, 2010
OTTAWA – Canadian throwers made their mark today as the track and field team took 3 gold medals in grand fashion in Delhi, India. Kamloops’ Dylan Armstrong earned his first major games victory in the shot put, his throw of 21.02 metres is a new Commonwealth Games record. In the hammer throw Sultana Frizell of Perth, ON also established a new Games record bringing home the gold with a throw of 68.57m. Rounding out today’s gold medal hat trick was Brampton, Ontario’s Kyle Pettey in the F34 classification shot put with a world record performance of 11.44 metres. Pettey is the first para-athletics Canadian thrower to ever win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Other track and field results from Day 2
Also joining Frizell in the women’s hammer throw final were Kamloops’ Megann Rodhe and Crystal Smith. Rodhe finished in 7th place with a best throw of 62.36 metres while Smith landed in 11th throwing 59.65m.
In the men’s 100 metre final Sam Effah of Calgary, AB ran 10.37 and placed 7th.
After day one of the decathlon Windsor, Ontario’s Jamie Adjetey-Nelson is leading the event with 4238 points. He won his 100 metre heat in a time of 10.87 seconds; placed second in the long jump with 7.37 metres; won the shot put in a personal best mark of 15 metres; placed 5th in the high jump with 2.02 metres and finished off the day in third in his 400 metre heat in 49.61 seconds.
In the women’s T37 classification 100 metre final Leah Robinson of Petersburg, ON finished 5th running a personal best of 15.27 seconds while Megan Muscat of St. Thomas, ON finished in 15.73, a seasonal best performance.
Edmonton, Alberta’s Carline Muir advanced to the women’s 400 metre final which takes place tomorrow at 8:50am (Eastern Time). Carline placed second in her semi-final heat running 52.55; Calgary’s Amonn Nelson placed 6th in semi-final 2 and will not advance.
Also in action were Nicole Edwards of Winnipeg, MB and Hilary Stellingwerff of Sarnia, ON who both advanced through to the finals in the 1500 metres. In the fastest and opening heat Hilary placed 8th with a time of 4:13.01; Edwards placed 3rd in the second heat in 4:13.90. The final takes place tomorrow at 9:10am ET.
Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC automatically qualified for the final in the high jump later this week by clearing 2.16 metres; the finals are scheduled for Saturday at 8:20am.
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