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Athletics Canada names 46 to 2013 IAAF World Championship Team

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ottawa - Athletics Canada is pleased to officially name today the 46 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics August 10 to 18 in Moscow, Russia. The event takes place at Luzhniki Stadium, site of the 1980 Olympic Games. 

“The Moscow World Championship is our first major test on the path towards success at Rio 2016”, explains Team Leader and High Performance Director Scott MacDonald. “Our objective is to improve on the medal count and top 8 finishes we had at the 2012 Olympic Games. London saw a new generation of athletes stepping forward. In Moscow we are looking for those young athletes to take it to the next level by advancing through to finals, and to veterans to help lead the way to the podium.”

Team Canada is led by 24 Olympians including 2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist Derek Drouin of Counna, Ont., and 2012 Olympic Games finalists Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., Damian Warner of London, Ont., Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and the men’s 4x100-metres relay team.     
 
Armstrong won shot put silver at the last edition of the World Championships in 2011. In total 14 athletes from the 2011 World Championship team are back.  

2013 IAAF World Championship Team
*Denotes Olympian

Name

Event

Hometown

Personal Coach

*Mohammed Ahmed

10,000m

St Catharines, ON

Mick Byrne / Sharon Stewart

*Dylan Armstrong

Shot Put

Kamloops, BC

Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk

Shawnacy Barber

Pole Vault

Toronto, ON

George Barber / Dennis Mitchell

Karine Belleau-Beliveau

800m

Montreal, QC

Jean-Yves Cloutier

Khamica Bingham

4x100m

Toronto, ON

Frank Bucca

*Melissa Bishop

800m

Eganville, ON

Dennis Fairall

*Nathan Brannen

1500m

Cambridge, ON

Wynn Gmitroski

*Aaron Brown

100m / 4x100m

Toronto, ON

Bill Stephens / John Johnson

Alicia Brown

400m / 4x400m

Ottawa, ON

Bob Westman

Shai-anne Davis

4x100m

Richmond, ON

Desai Williams

*Derek Drouin

High Jump

Corunna, ON

Jeff Huntoon / Joel Skinner

Krista Duchene

Marathon

Brantford, ON

Rick Mannen

Evan Dunfee

50km Racewalk

Richmond, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Sam Effah

100m

Calgary, AB

Les Gramantik

*Crystal Emmanuel

200m / 4x100m

East York, ON

Desai Williams

*Sultana Frizell

Hammer Throw

Perth, ON

Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk

*Alex Genest

3000m Steeple Chase

Lac-aux-Sables, QC

Dave Scott-Thomas

*Inaki Gomez

20km Racewalk

Vancouver, BC

Gerry Dragomir

*Tremaine Harris

200m

Markham, ON

Desai Williams

Matthew Hughes

3000m Steeple Chase

Oshawa, ON

Wynn Gmitroski

Kimberly Hyacinthe

200m / 4x100m

Lachenaie, QC

Desai Williams

*Cameron Levins

5,000m / 10,000m

Campbell River, BC

Alberto Salazar

*Oluwasegun Makinde

4x100m

Ottawa, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

Lanni Marchant

Marathon

London, ON

Dave Mills

*Jenna Martin

4x400m

Caledonia, NS

Jim Schnurr / Charles Scarrow

*Michael Mason

High Jump

Nanoose Bay, BC

Ziggy Slegalowicz

Noelle Montcalm

400m Hurdles / 4x400m

Windsor, ON

Don Garrod

Cheria Morgan

4x100m

Pickering, ON

Desai Williams

Tim Nedow

Shot Put

Brockville, ON

Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk / Darrin Reesal

Christabel Nettey

Long Jump

Surrey, BC

Greg Kraft

*Sheila Reid

1500m

Newmarket, ON

Hugh Cameron / Terrance Mahon

Dontae Richards Kwok

4x100m

Mississauga, ON

Desai Williams

Anthony Romaniw

800m

Hamilton, ON

Dave Scott-Thomas

*Nicole Sifuentes

1500m

Winnipeg, MB

Mike McGuire

*Gavin Smellie

100m / 4x100m

Etobicoke, ON

Glenroy Gilbert

*Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Heptathlon

Humboldt, SK

Harry Mara

Benjamin Thorne

20km Racewalk

Kitimat, BC

Gerry Dragomir

Kate Van Buskirk

1500m

Toronto, ON

Dave Reid

*Damian Warner

Decathlon

London, ON

Gar Leyshon  / Vickie Croley

*Justyn Warner

4x100m

Markham, ON

Desai Williams

Rob Watson

Marathon

London, ON

Pete Watson 

*Sarah Wells

4x400m

Toronto, ON

Dave Hunt

*Angela Whyte

100m Hurdles

Edmonton, AB

Wayne Phipps

Chris Winter

3000m Steeple Chase

Vancouver, BC

Dave Scott-Thomas

Krista Woodward

Javelin

Vancouver, BC

Byron Collyer

*Jessica Zelinka

100m Hurdles

London, ON

 

The 14th edition of the championships will be the largest global sporting event of the year; the nine days of action will reach more than five billion TV viewers in more than 200 territories across the globe.

-AC-

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