Dylan Armstrong Wins Bronze Medal at 2013 World Championships

August 16, 2013 0

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Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC won the bronze medal at the 2013 IAAF World Track and Field Championships. on Friday, August 16th.

Armstrong threw for a season best 21.34 metres, while gold medallist David Storl of Germany won his second consecutive Worlds gold by throwing 21.73m and the silver medal went to American Ryan Whiting with his 21.57m.

Earlier this month Armstrong was awarded a silver medal from the Daegu, Korea 2011 World Championships, as Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus tested positive for performance enhancing drugs and subsequently had his performances annulled dating back to 2005. Armstrong was also awarded a World’s indoor bronze from the 2010 championships. For Armstrong, this makes seven international medals to his credit, including a junior World championships win from 2000.

Armstrong is the Canadian record holder in the shot put. The thirty-two-year-old is also the reigning Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games champion.

Armstrong previously competed in the Hammer Throw event and was even a high-jumper as a teenager.

The case of Andrei Mikhnevich:

The case of Andrei MIKHNEVICH (BLR) which followed the IAAF’s re-testing of a selection of doping samples collected at the 2005 IAAF World Championships, Helsinki, Finland has now concluded with the sanction of ‘Lifetime ineligibility as from 26.12.12’ published in today’s IAAF Newsletter (IAAF NEWS 145).

The results of Andrei MIKHNEVICH (DOB 12.7.76) results are annulled from August 2005 beginning with his sixth place finish in the men’s Shot Put in Helsinki.

At a global IAAF championship level, MIKHNEVICH was the silver medallist at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2006 and 2010, and the bronze medallist at the 2007 and 2011 IAAF World Championships.

POS

BIB

ATHLETE

COUNTRY

MARK

DETAIL

Attempt 1

Attempt 2

Attempt 3

Attempt 4

Attempt 5

Attempt 6

1 546 David Storl GER 21.73

SB

21.19 21.24 X 21.73 X X
2 1184 Ryan Whiting USA 21.57 21.57 X 21.35 21.20 X 21.22
3 240 Dylan Armstrong CAN 21.34

SB

20.38 21.10 20.73 20.87 21.34 20.46
4 1132 Reese Hoffa USA 21.12 20.59 21.12 X 20.72 20.64 X
5 338 Ladislav Prášil CZE 20.98 20.60 20.98 20.89 20.76 20.83 20.93
6 864 Tomasz Majewski POL 20.98

SB

20.46 20.89 X 20.91 20.98 X
7 116 Germán Lauro ARG 20.40 19.69 20.26 19.23 20.40 19.30 20.06
8 234 Georgi Ivanov BUL 20.39 20.29 X 20.39 X 20.19 X
9 1147 Cory Martin USA 20.09 20.09 X 20.06
10 1000 Asmir Kolašinac SRB 19.96 19.96 19.78 X
11 327 Antonín Žalský CZE 19.54 19.54 X X
12 339 Martin Stašek CZE 19.10 19.10 X X

Armstrong’s international performances:

2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd Hammer 67.50 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 31st (q) Hammer 63.89 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 9th Shot 20.23
Pan American Games Rio, Brazil 1st Shot 20.10 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 15th (q) Shot 19.56 m
Olympic Games Beijing, China 4th Shot 21.04 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (q) Shot 19.86 m
World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 8th Shot 19.61 m
2010 World Indoor Championship Doha, Qatar 3rd Shot 21.39 m
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 1st Shot 21.02 m
2011 World Championship Daegu, South Korea 2nd Shot 21.64 m
Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico 1st Shot 21.30 m
2012 World Indoor Championship Istanbul, Turkey 9th (q) Shot 19.84 m

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