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Diamond League continues today; Armstrong still in shot put lead

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

OTTAWA - Not even a full week after Kamloops, B.C.’s Dylan Armstrong captured silver at the World Championships, he lines up again against some of the world’s best today in Zurich, Switzerland to continue his 2011 Diamond League quest.

Currently leading the diamond race with 13 points, Armstrong is followed by Americans Christian Cantwell and Reese Hoffa who are tied for second with 7 points each. Tomasz Majewski of Poland has 5 points and is in fourth while Ryan Whiting of the USA is fifth with 3 points. The shot takes place today at 18:35 local time (12:35pm eastern time).

Other Canadians on the Zurich scene

Up and coming Canadian stars and World Championship 100-metre hurdles finalists Phylicia George of Markham, Ont., and Nikkita Holder of Pickering, Ont., will also compete in Zurich. The duo made a remarkable debut at the World Championships; Nikkita finished 6th and Phylicia 7th overall while setting personal best performances along the way. The hurdles take place on Thursday at 21:20 local time (3:20pm ET).

In the women’s wheelchair race World Championship gold medalist Diane Roy of Sherbrooke Que., and Keira-Lyn Frie of Saskatoon, Sask., will compete in the T54 2600-metres event while Josh Cassidy of Guelph, Ont., will compete in the men’s T54 3000-metres race. Both are set to start at 19:50 local time (1:50pm ET) on Thursday.

CBC Sports Schedule

Date

CBC Television

CBCSports.ca

Thursday September 8

 

2:00pm-4:00pm

Saturday September 10

3:00pm-4:30pm

3:00pm-4:30pm


The final Diamond League meeting, where points are doubled, is set for Brussels, Belgium on Friday September 16th.

For more information including start lists and results visit: http://www.diamondleague-zurich.com/en/Results/Overview/.

-AC-

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