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Armstrong’s quest for IAAF Diamonds continues in Monaco Friday

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

OTTAWA - Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., and Matthew Hughes of Oshawa, Ont., are both in Monaco as the Samsung Diamond League resumes Friday.

Armstrong, the current World Leader in the men’s shot put, leads the Diamond Race with 12 points.  His Canadian record throw at the Canadian Championships of 22.21-metres is the top mark of 2011. Armstrong has registered victories at three Diamond League events already this year: Doha (21.38m), Rome (21.60m), Birmingham (21.55m). 

Shot put Diamond Race

  1. Dylan Armstrong (CAN), 12pts
  2. Christian Cantwell (USA), 5pts
  3. Tomasz Majewski (POL), 5pts
  4. Reese Hoffa (USA), 3pts
  5. Ryan Whiting (USA), 3pts

Another Canadian competing in Monaco is Matthew Hughes who will be making his debut on the diamond league circuit.  Hughes is looking to run sub 8:23.10 in the 3000-metres steeplechase which would punch his ticket to the World Championships later this summer in Korea.

CBC Schedule

 

Friday July 22

Saturday July 23

Main Network Broadcast

 

3:00pm-4:00pm ET

Streaming on CBCSports.ca

LIVE 2:00pm-4:00pm ET

3:00pm-4:00pm ET


For more information, including start list and results:
http://www.diamondleague-monaco.com/en/Program/Overview/

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