10 Canadians in action on day 1 of IAAF Worlds


Day one of the 2015 IAAF World Championships begins tomorrow morning in Beijing, China (this evening in Canada) with ten Canadians in action.

Leading the way is gold medal hopeful Brianne Theisen-Eaton in the heptathlon. Another strong medal candidate, Shawnacy Barber, competes in pole vault qualifying, Andre De Grasse begins his quest in his first World Championships in the 100-metres and Cam Levins races in the 10,0000-metres final.

Canada won five medals, equaling an all-time best, at the last World Championships in 2013 (Moscow, Russia). The team is coming off an impressive performance at the Pan American Games winning 26 medals, also an all-time best. 22 of the 26 medallists from Pan Ams will compete in Beijing. 

Canadian Day 1 competitors
Brianne Theisen-Eaton, heptathlon, Humboldt, SK
Alex Genest , 3000m steeplechase heats, Lac-aux-Sables, QC
Matthew Hughes, 3000m steeplechase heats, Oshawa, ON
Taylor Milne, 3000m steeplechase heats, Callander, ON
Nicole Sifuentes, 1500m heats, Winnipeg, MB
Shawnacy Barber, Pole vault qualifying, Toronto, ON
Aaron Brown, 100m heats, Toronto, ON
Andre De Grasse, 100m heats, Markham, ON
Justyn Warner, 100m heats, Markham, ON
Cam Levins, 10000m FINAL, Black Creek, BC

Canadians ranked top 10 in IAAF World Championships entries
Name, Rank, Event | Competition day(s)Brianne Theisen-Eaton, 1st – Heptathlon, August 22 – 23
Christabel Nettey, 2nd – Long Jump | Qualifying August 27 / Final August 28
Damian Warner, 2nd – Decathlon | August 28-29
Shawn Barber, 3rd – Pole Vault | Qualifying August 22 / Final August 24
Derek Drouin, 4th – High Jump | Qualifying August 28 / Final August 30
Cameron Levins, 4th – 10000m | Final August 22
Women’s 4x400m, 6th | Heats August 29 / Final August 30
Women’s 4x100m, 7th | Heats August 29 / Final August 30
Sultana Frizell, 7th – Hammer Throw | Qualifying August 26 / Final August 27
Men’s 4x100m, 7th | Heats August 29 / Final August 30
Elizabeth Gleadle, 10th – Javelin | Qualifying August 28 / Final August 30

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