Athletics Canada declares World Athletics Championship crew

Athletics Canada has introduced the names of 54 athletes who will make up the Canadian crew on the World Athletics Championships (WAC) in Eugene, Ore., from July 15-24. 30 ladies and 24 males will head to Eugene, with a complete of 15 Olympic medals between them.


Notable monitor athletes embrace Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Lucia Stafford, Damian Warner, and Maddy Kelly. The final World Championships have been held in Doha, Qatar, in 2019, and Canada returned with one silver and 4 bronze medals. De Grasse gained silver within the 200m and introduced house a bronze within the 100m, whereas Warner took bronze within the decathlon, Mohammed Ahmed within the 5000m, and Evan Dunfee within the 50K race stroll. All the 2019 medalists shall be returning to this yr’s occasion.

Photograph: Kevin Morris

Crew Canada’s head coach Glenroy Gilbert has excessive hopes for this group, as reported on the Athletics Canada web site: “With the World Championships as our benchmark occasion, we’re anticipating the athletes to carry out at their absolute best and that is our strongest crew,” he says. “Now we have had some nice performances at Nationwide Championships final week in quite a lot of occasions. We have been additionally lacking some athletes who shall be at Worlds, so we’re anticipating some nice outcomes general in Eugene.”

Brown, who gained his tenth nationwide title final weekend on the Canadian Nationwide Championships, advised Athletics Canada that he’s wanting ahead to competing in North America. Brown placed on a season’s finest efficiency to win the boys’s 200m in 20.03 seconds final Sunday afternoon in Langley, B.C.  “This world championship is particular as a result of it’s in North America for the primary time,” stated Brown. “Hayward is at all times a particular place to run and I’m hoping this chance to develop the game on this aspect of the world is seized.”

Photograph: Kevin Morris

Observe athletes named to the Canadian World Championship crew

Males’s 35 km race stroll: Evan Dunfee

Girls’s 4x400m relay: Kyra Constantine, Natassha McDonald, Lauren Gale, Aiyanna Stiverne, Zoe Sherar, Micha Powell

Males’s 4x100m relay: Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney, Malachi Murray, Benjamin Williams

Girls’s 4x100m relay: Leya Buchanan, Khamica Bingham, Crystal Emmanuel, Jacqueline Madogo, Sade McCreath, Makenzy Pierre-Webster

Males’s decathlon: Damian Warner, Pierce LePage

Males’s 400m hurdles: Malik Metivier

Girls’s 400m hurdles: Noelle Montcalm

Girls’s 100m hurdles: Michelle Harrison

Males’s 100m: Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Andre De Grasse

Girls’s 100m: Khamica Bingham, Crystal Emmanuel

Males’s 200m: Jerome Blake, Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse

Girls’s 200m: Crystal Emmanuel, Lauren Gale

Girls’s 400: Lauren Gale, Natassha McDonald, Aiyanna Stiverne

Girls’s 800m: Lindsey Butterworth, Madeleine Kelly, Addy Townsend

Males’s 800m: Marco Arop, Brandon McBride

Girls’s 1,500m: Lucia Stafford, Natalia Hawthorn

Males’s 1,500m: Charles Philibert-Thiboutot, William Paulson

Males’s 3,000m steeplechase: Jean-Simon Desgagnes, John Homosexual, Ryan Smeeton

Girls’s 3,000m steeplechase: Ceili McCabe, Regan Yee

Girls’s 5,000m: Julie-Anne Staehli

Males’s 5,000m: Mohammed Ahmed, Charles Philibert-Thiboutot

Males’s 10,000m: Mohammed Ahmed

Girls’s marathon: Elissa Legualt, Kinsey Middleton, Leslie Sexton

Males’s marathon: Cameron Levins, Rory Linkletter, Ben Preisner

The 2022 World Athletics Championships will happen at Hayward Discipline in Eugene, Ore., from July 15-24.

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