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

Justyn Knight open to doubling on track at Tokyo Olympics, remains focused on season

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Justyn Knight of Toronto isn't ruling out the possibility of running the 1,500 and 5,000 metres at the Tokyo Olympics after finishing within a second of the automatic entry standard in the former event at the USATF Grand Prix on Saturday.

Brandon McBride ready to erase world championship-sized regrets at Tokyo Olympics

Monday, April 26th, 2021

Nineteen months have passed since Brandon McBride failed to qualify for the men’s 800-metre final at the world track and field championships, a disappointing outcome he now uses as motivation in his Olympic medal pursuit.

Sage Watson threatens 2021 world-leading time in 400-metre hurdles season debut

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Sage Watson, who wants to lower her Canadian-record time in the women's 400-metre hurdles, is off to a good start. The University of Arizona alumnus opened her outdoor season in the event on Saturday, posting a winning time of 55.93 seconds in Tucson.

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.