Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Track and Field’ Category

Shot putter Sarah Mitton sees gains in mental game, weight room during pandemic

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Fresh off a personal-best throw, Canadian shot putter Sarah Mitton stayed active when the coronavirus pandemic hit a year ago. She worked diligently in the weight room and with a sports psychologist, and is getting the desired results early in an Olympic year.

Winning mentality has Justyn Knight thinking big ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Canada's Justyn Knight is back using the winning mentality from his college running days at Syracuse and the results have followed with five consecutive victories. He's hoping it leads to achieving "something special" at the Tokyo Olympics.

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford ready to ‘get back at it’ in 1,500m at Texas Qualifier

Friday, February 26th, 2021

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford headlines a group of seven Canadians at the Texas Qualifier track meet on Saturday night, running her first outdoor 1,500-metre race since lowering her national record 16 months ago at the 2019 world championships.

Happier, fit and on new poles: Alysha Newman targets indoor Canadian record

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Free of distractions away from pole vaulting and in her best running shape and technical form, Olympian Alysha Newman isn't ruling out the possibility of raising her 4.82-metre Canadian indoor record to 4.85 or 4.90 in the coming weeks.

New rules announced for Olympic track trials

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
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The road to the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will look a bit different for Canada's track and field team.

Hurdler Sage Watson says pandemic-weary world could use Tokyo Olympics

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

Record-setting hurdler Sage Watson is prepared to represent Canada this summer in Tokyo without getting a COVID-19 vaccine before the Olympics, which she says must happen with "mental health at an all-time low."

Shot putter Brittany Crew sheds 15 pounds, says nutrition ‘missing piece of puzzle’

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic hasn't slowed Canadian shot putter Brittany Crew, whose off-season focus on nutrition has led to a 15-pound weight loss and renewed confidence in her Tokyo Olympic training.

After eclipsing ‘mythological’ Bubka, Sweden’s Duplantis targets pole vaulting gold in Tokyo

Monday, December 28th, 2020

Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis said his desire to better Sergey Bubka's outdoor mark kept him motivated in the 2020 season and after clearing 6.15m to eclipse the Ukrainian great in September the 21-year-old is aiming to go higher next year.

Canadian Ben Flanagan’s win in half marathon debut a boost to Olympic pursuit

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Ben Flanagan, who posted the 13th fastest time ever in the half marathon among Canadian men in his victorious debut on Sunday, will soon return to the track in hopes of hitting the Olympic standard in 2021 in the 5,000 or 10,000 metres.

Canadian runner Seccafien overcomes mental anguish of 2 Australian lockdowns

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

Andrea Seccafien has her confidence back and is training hard for a December half marathon in Australia, her first race since late February following struggles with anxiety and mental health during two coronavirus pandemic lockdowns.