Athletics Canada announces World Indoor Championships Team

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February 26, 2014, Ottawa (ISN) – Athletics Canada named nine athletes today who will represent Canada at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, March 7 to 9.

A trio of 2013 IAAF World Outdoor Championships medallists will lead the team into competition. Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Humboldt, Sask., won silver in Moscow in the heptathlon while Damian Warner of London, Ont., took bronze in the decathlon. Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, Ont., won bronze as a member of the 4×100-metres relay team.

“We are sending a small, high quality team to the World Indoor Championships”, comments Head Coach Peter Eriksson. “Three World Championship medallists from last season and seven Olympians will guide the team to great performances in Poland.”

2014 World Indoor Championships – Canadian Team

Name

Event

Hometown

Coach

Nathan Brannen

1500m

Cambridge, ON

Wynn Gmitroski

TJ Lawrence

60m

Toronto, ON

Karl Gray

Cameron Levins

3000m

Campbell River, BC

Alberto Salazarr

Michael Mason

High Jump

Nanoose Bay, BC

Ziggy Szelagowicz

Nicole Sifuentes

1500m

Winnipeg, MB

Mike McGuire

Gavin Smellie

60m

Etobicoke, ON

Desai Williams  

Brianne Theisen-Eaton

Pentathlon

Humboldt, SK

Harry Marra

Damian Warner

Heptathlon

London, ON

Vickie Croley / Gar Leyshon

Jenna Westaway

800m

Calgary, AB

John Cannon

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