July 10, 2014(ISN) – Burnaby, B.C. – Tonight, at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic, the fourth
and final stop of the 2014 National Track League, Dylan Armstrong will officially
receive his bronze medal from the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, held in
Last August the IAAF announced a lifetime ban effective August 2005 for shot putter
Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus. The implications of the lifetime ban were huge for
Armstrong as he finished fourth, behind Mikhnevich, at the 2010 IAAF World Indoor
Dylan will be presented with the medal during a break in action at the Harry Jerome
in front of thousands of fans, friends and family. “I’m extremely pleased to receive
the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships bronze medal. I remember it being a very
strong field, and I set a Canadian indoor record in the final, Doha was very memorable
for me.” The thrower from Kamloops, B.C., adds, “I would also like to say once again
how my coach, Dr. Bondarchuk, once again has proven that his modern training systems
are very effective and have been a total success for me and Athletics Canada. Without
him, none of my medals would have been achieved, a big thank you to him.
“I would also like to thank the IAAF for taking a serious stance on a drug free
Rob Guy, Athletics Canada Chief Executive Officer, “We are very happy that Dylan
will receive his 2010 World Indoor Championships medal. It was important for Dylan
to be presented with the medal in his home province, in front of his supporters.
I want to thank Doug and Diane Clement in helping make this happen for Dylan.”
Revised medal positions – 2010 World Indoor Championships
Gold – Christian Cantwell, USA, 21.83m
Silver – Ralf Bartels, GER, 21.44m
Bronze – Dylan Armstrong, CAN, 21.39m Canadian Record
This will be Dylan’s third World Championship medal, he won silver at the 2011 and
bronze at the 2013 World outdoor Championships. His impressive resume also includes
gold at the 2007 Pan American Games and gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Dylan
also finished first in the shot put in the 2010 Diamond League and holds the Canadian
and outdoors records.
The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome Track Classic begins tonight at 5:45 pm Pacific Time.
Over 300 athletes from 23 nations will compete at Swangard Stadium.