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59 Athletes are chosen by Athletics Canada to compete for the world championship team in athletics


World Athletics Championships

30 Jun 2022

ATHLETICS CANADA SELECTS 59 ATHLETES TO WORLD Athletics CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM

Athletics Canada is pleased to reveal the 54 athletes who will represent Team Canada at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon from July 15-24.

A total of 34 women and 25 men, who have won a total of 15 Olympic medals, will don the red and white in the first edition of this event since 2019 due to the pandemic.

“With the World Championships as our benchmark event, we’re expecting the athletes to perform at their very best and this is our strongest team,” said Team Canada Head Coach Glenroy Gilbert.

“We have had some great performances at National Championships last week in a variety of events. We were also missing some athletes who will be at Worlds, so we are anticipating some great results overall in Eugene.”

The last edition of the World Athletics Championships took place in Doha, Qatar, in the fall of 2019. There, Team Canada won a total of one silver and four bronze medals. The second-place finish belonged to Andre De Grasse in the 200m. The sprinter from Scarborough, Ont. also won bronze in the 100m, as did Mohammed Ahmed in the 5,000m, Evan Dunfee in the 50 km race walk, and Damian Warner in the decathlon.

All of the 2019 medalists will represent Canada once again in Eugene, and team up with several more medal threats to create a team that Gilbert thinks will be competitive across all event groups. Aaron Brown, the newly minted 2022 Canadian champion in the 100m and 200m - his ninth and tenth national titles – is looking forward to donning the Maple Leaf at a fifth World Championship. The 30-year-old will race the 100m, 200m and 4x100 relay: an event in which he won bronze medals at the 2013 and 2015 editions in Moscow and Beijing. This time, he said he is thrilled to get to compete closer to home.

“This world championship is special because it’s in North America for the first time,” said Brown.

“Hayward is always a special place to run and I’m hoping this opportunity to grow the sport in this side of the world is seized.”

Also looking to grace the podium for Canada is Sarah Mitton, who said redemption is imminent. The 26-year-old who trains in North York, Ont. finished 24th in the shotput at her only Worlds appearance, in Doha in 2019. Since then, however, she has become an Olympian, a Canadian record holder, and most recently the third-ranked shot putter in the world thanks to her massive toss of 20.33 metres that won her the 2022 Canadian championship.

“I’m trying not to think about the competition differently,” said Mitton, “but it’s changed my perception of what I can do. My goal at the start of the year was making the top 12, but 20 metres, on any given day, is a podium spot.

“The confidence is high,” she continues, “but I still have to make it through the qualifying rounds, so the first goal is to put in one good throw in the first three, and reassessing from there.”

athletes who will represent Canada at the 2022 World Athletics Championship in Eugene, Oregon.

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First NameLast NameEventClubCoachHometown City
MohammedAhmed5,000m & 10,000mNiagara Olympic ClubJerry SchumacherSt.Catharines, ON
MarcoArop800mRunning Room Athletics ClubRon ThompsonEdmonton, AB
KhamicaBingham100m & 4x100mBrampton TFCBoo SchexnayderBrampton, ON
JeromeBlake100m, 200m & 4x100mOkanogan ACDennis MitchellKelowna, BC
AaronBrown100m, 200m & 4x100mStar Athletics/Phoenix AthleticsDennis MitchellToronto, ON
LeyaBuchanan4x100mNikeCedric HillMississauga, ON
LindseyButterworth800mCoastal Track ClubBrit TownsendNorth Vancouver, BC
KyraConstantine4x400mProject AthleticsQuincy WattsBrampton, ON
AndreDe Grasse100m, 200m & 4x100mSpeed AcademyMarkham, ON
Jean-SimonDesgagnés3000mSCClub Athlétisme Université LavalFelix-Antoine LapointeSaint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QC
EvanDunfee35km RWRace Walk WestGerry DragomirRichmond, BC
CrystalEmmanuel100m, 200m & 4x100mUnattachedCharles AllenToronto, ON
GraceFetherstonhaugh3000mSCRoyal City AthleticsLouie Quintana
LaurenGale200m, 400m & 4x400mOttawa LionsJohn RieseOttawa, ON
JohnGay3000mSCVancouver Thunderbirds TFCChris JohnsonKelowna, BC
LizGleadleJavelinVancouver Thunderbirds TFCLarry SteinkeVancouver, BC
RowanHamiltonHammer ThrowKajaks TFCGarrett CollierChilliwack, BC
MichelleHarrison100mHSaskatoon TFCJason ReindlSaskatoon, SK
NataliaHawthorn1500mVancouver Thunderbirds TFC / Brooks RunningChris JohnsonBracebridge, ON
AdamKeenanHammer ThrowAthletics VictoriaSheldan Gmitroski / Anatoliy BondarchukVictoria, BC
MaddyKelly800mRoyal City ACTerry RadchenkoPembroke, ON
Gracelyn Larkin5000mUnattachedJoe Franklin
ElissaLegaultMarathonCAVDClaude DavidMascouche, QC
CatherineLeger200mSaint Laurent SelectTony KwanMontreal, QC
PierceLepageDecathlonUnattachedGregory PortnoyWhitby, ON
CameronLevinsMarathonUnattachedJim FinlaysonBlack Creek, BC
RoryLinkletterMarathonUnattachedRyan HallCalgary, AB
DjangoLovettHigh JumpUnattachedJeff HuntoonToronto, ON
JacquelineMadogo4x100mRoyal City ACJason KerrOttawa, ON
BrandonMcBride800mBorder City Athletic ClubMark RowlandWindsor, ON
CeiliMcCabe3000mSCWest Virginia UniversitySean ClearyVancouver, BC
SadeMcCreath4x100mExtreme VelocityJamal MillerAjax, ON
NatasshaMcDonald400m & 4x400mProject AthleticsBrampton, ON
MalikMetivier400mHMonte CristoGodfrey JamesToronto, ON
KinseyMiddletonMarathonUnattachedTravis FloeckGuelph, ON
SarahMittonShot PutSISU ThrowsRichard ParkinsonNorth York, ON
MalachiMurray4x100mCapital City Track ClubRob FisherEdmonton, ON
ChristabelNetteyLong JumpUnattachedNick NewmanSurrey, BC
AnickaNewellPole VaultProject AthleticsWellesley JohnsonSaskatoon, SK
AlyshaNewmanPole VaultBolton Pole VaultDoug WoodDelaware, ON
WilliamPaulson1500mNike Oregon Track Club EliteMark RowlandQuebec, QC
CharlesPhilibert-Thiboutot1500m & 5000mClub Athlétisme Université LavalFélix-Antoine LapointeQuebec, QC
MakenzyPierre-Webster4x100mThe GazellesTabia CharlesWhitby, ON
MichaPowell4x400mUnattachedBob WestmanMontreal, QC
BenPreisnerMarathonMile2MarathonRichard LeeMilton, ON
CameronProceviat1500mUnattachedBrit TownsendVancouver, BC
BrendonRodney4x100mUnattachedJermaine HamiltonBrampton, ON
CamrynRogersHammer ThrowKajaks TFCMohamad SaataraRichmond, BC
LeslieSextonMarathonVancouver Thunderbirds TFCSteve WeilerVancouver, BC
ZoeSherar4x400mRoyal City ACJason KerrToronto, ON
RyanSmeeton3000mSCOklahoma State UniversityDave SmtihCalgary, AB
LuciaStafford1500mRoyal City ACTerry RadchenkoToronto, ON
AiyannaStiverne400m & 4x400mUnattachedRonald MorencyLaval, QC
AddyTownsend800mBC AthleticsBrit TownsendCoquitlam, BC
TrinityTuttiDiscus ThrowSISU ThrowsRichard ParkinsonWelland, ON
DamianWarnerDecathlonLondon Western TFCGar LeyshonLondon, ON
JillianWeirHammer ThrowUnattachedLarry SteinkeKingston, ON
BenjaminWilliams4x100mRunning Room Athletics ClubDwight FrancisEdmonton, AB
ReganYee3000mSCLangley MustangsMark BombaHazelton, BC

Coaching Staff

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GlenroyGilbertHead CoachOttawa, ON
SimonNathanTeam LeaderOttawa, ON
NicoleClarkeTeam ManagerKingston, On
ColinWhitmeeTeam ManagerOttawa, ON
CarolineSharpMedia AttachéCarleton Place, ON
CharlesAllenTeam CoachToronto, ON
KurtDownesTeam CoachHarrow, ON
HeatherHennigarTeam CoachVictoria, BC
Félix-AntoineLapointeTeam CoachQuecbec, QC
ChrisBelofTeam CoachFredricton, NB
JamesHolderTeam CoachCalgary, AB
JeffHuntoonTeam CoachToronto, ON
RichardParkinsonTeam CoachStouffville, ON
AliNAGATAIST LeadStouffville, ON
Dr. PaddyMCCLUSKEYIST (Physician)Victoria, BC
AndreaSTEPHENIST (Physiotherapist)Toronto, ON
MarilouLAMYIST (Physiotherapist)North Vancouver, BC
DaveZELIBKAIST (Physiotherapist)London, ON
SimonPEARSONIST (Chiropractor)Victoria, BC
DuaneSMITHIST (Chiropractor)Ottawa, ON
DanielleCHOW-LEONGIST (Massafe Therapist)Toronto, ON
EricCORDAIST (Massafe Therapist)Sarnia, ON
PennyWERTHNERIST (Mental Performance)Calgary, AB
DanaWAYIST (Biomechanist)Winnipeg Beach, MB
GarethSANDFORDIST (Physiologist)Victoria, BC
JenniferSYGOIST (Nutritionist)Toronto, ON

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