Dylan Armstrong continues hunt for second Diamond League title
Friday, July 13, 2012
OTTAWA- Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., continues his
quest for a second straight Diamond League title on Saturday in England at the
Aviva London Grand Prix. Armstrong competes at 2:30pm local time in his final
competition before the Olympic Games in three weeks.
After four of seven Diamond
League events Armstrong leads the way in the shot put standings with nine
points. Reese Hoffa of the United States and Tomasz Majewski of Poland follow
closely in second and third with eight and six points respectively.
Other Canadians in action
Newly minted Olympians
Phylicia George (1 point) of Pickering, Ont., and Nikkita Holder of Markham,
Ont., will line up in the women’s 100-metre hurdles alongside fellow Canadian and 2010 Diamond
League champion Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, Ont., at 2:44pm local
Australia’s Sally Pearson leads the women's sprint hurdles diamond race with
8 points, Brigitte Foster-Hylton of Jamaica is second with 5 points, Dawn
Harper of the United States is third with 4 points.
Jean-Paul Compaore of
Sherbrook, Que., will race in the men’s wheelchair 800-metres at 2:30pm local time.
Diamond League LIVE on CBCsports.ca
Catch the Aviva London
Grand Prix Diamond League live streaming on CBCsports.ca this afternoon from
2:00pm- 4:00pm ET and Saturday July 14 from 10:00am-12:00pm ET.
Follow Canada's best on Twitter: @phyliciageorge (Phylicia
George), @GoPriscilla (Priscilla Lopes-Schliep), @brownnstone (Nikkita Holder)
For more information
including live results visit: http://www.diamondleague.com/StartlistResult/.
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