Armstrong wins again in shot put event
EDMONTON - Dylan Armstrong won the shot put event at the Donovan Bailey International track meet Saturday in his latest preparation for the London Games.
The Kamloops, B.C., native, who is one of Canada's top medal hopes at the upcoming Olympics, finished first with a final throw of 21.02 metres.
American Ryan Whiting was second with a 20.71 throw, while Justin Rodhe, a Bainbridge, Ohio, native who is now a Canadian citizen, finished third after throwing 20.42.
Armstrong was again the only athlete to throw further than 20 metres after accomplishing the feat last week at the Harry Jerome Track Classic in Burnaby, B.C.
In the women's 100-metre hurdles, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, Ont., won in 12.64 seconds.
American Nia Ali was second in 12.83, followed by Edmonton's Angela Whyte in 12.95.
Elsewhere, Jenna Martin of Caledonia, N.S., won the women's 400 in 51.69 seconds. Edmonton's Carline Muir was second while Sage Watson of Medicine Hat, Alta., trailed in third.
Sultana Frizell of Perth, Ont., won gold in the women's hammer throw with a toss of 69.05 metres.
With just two years to go, Julia Carneiro sat down with Mayor Eduardo Paes to discuss what impact the 2016 Olympic Games will have on the city.
Date 14-08-08, Duration 3:34, Views 85