When the best track and field athletes in the world descend on Budapest for the 2023 World Athletics Championships this month, Canada will be sending a distinguished team with lofty goals.
Athletics Canada announced today the 50 athletes who will take on the world from August 19 to 27 in the Hungarian capital.
Athletics Canada has also released the names of 47 athletes who may yet join the team, subject to World Athletics invitation. Based on past World Championships, Athletics Canada expects two to four athletes from this list to be added to the team. World Athletics will confirm their additional athlete invitations from this list on Saturday, August 5.

Budapest bound

Coming off the 2023 Bell Canadian Track & Field Championships last weekend, and with the Olympic qualification window open for all events, Team Canada is looking to make an impact on the world stage.
“There is a lot of strength throughout the entire group that’s been selected,” said head coach Glenroy Gilbert. “If you look at the individuals that make up the team, there are obviously some heavy hitters. We’re a very diverse group and we’re expecting people to go out there and perform on demand.”

“I am definitely hoping to keep building the momentum, get in there and do better than last year,” 2022 World Hammer throw silver medallist Camryn Rogers said. “Last year, being able to medal was so amazing and such a privilege. I can’t wait to go back and show off everything we’ve been doing this year and leaving it all on the field when it counts.”
“We know what we need to do now, and we’ve just got to get ready for the rest of the world,” Brendan Rodney said at the 2023 Bell Canadian Track and Field Championships.
Rodney’s fellow 2022 world champion 4 x 100-metre relay teammate Aaron Brown agreed: “We just have to fine-tune some things. We’re pushing each other to get better, so we know where we’re week and where we’re strong. We’re just going to work on our flaws and get ready for Budapest.”

2022 Worlds Recap

The Canadian contingent at the 2022 World Athletics Championships brought home four medals (one gold, two silver, one bronze) – good for a tie for 7th on the medals table.
The men’s 4 x 100-metre relay team of Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse earned gold, edging out the favourites from the U.S. in front of their home crowd.
Pierce LePage and Camryn Rogers had their own coming-out parties in Eugene, securing silver medals in the men’s decathlon and women’s hammer throw, respectively, and serving notice that they will be medal factors for a long time.
Marco Arop capped a brilliant 800-metre season with a bronze medal performance.

Meet Team Canada

Aaron BROWN200m / 4x100mToronto, ONStar Athletics/Phoenix AthleticsDennis Mitchell
Adam KEENANHammer ThrowVictoria, BCAthletics VictoriaSheldan Gmitroski
Aiyanna STIVERNE4x400m / Provisional 200mLaval, QCDynamique de LavalRonald Morency
Alysha NEWMANPole VaultDelaware, ONBolton Pole VaultDoug Wood
Andre DE GRASSE200m / 4x100m / Provisional 100mMarkham, ONThe Speed AcademyJohn Coughlin
Anicka NEWELLPole VaultSaskatoon, SKProject AthleticsBrookelyn Dickson
Ben PREISNERMarathonMilton, ONMile2MarathonRichard Lee
Benjamin FLANAGAN5000m / Provisional 10,000mAnn Arbor, MIVery Nice Track ClubRon Warhurst
Bismark BOATENG4x100mToronto, ONUnattached – ONCharles Allen
Bolade AJOMALE4x100mRichmond Hill, ONFlying AngelsCharles Allen
Brendon RODNEY100m / 200m / 4x100mBrampton, ONSprintecMaurice Wilson
Brooke OVERHOLT400mHSt. Marys, ONLondon Legion Track & Field AllianceJustin Byron
Camryn ROGERSHammer ThrowRichmond, BCKajaks TFCMo Saatara
Ceili MCCABE3000mSCVancouver, BCWest Virginia UniversitySean Cleary
Charles PHILIBERT-THIBOUTOT1500m / Provisional 5000mQuebec, QCClub d’athlétisme de l’Université LavalFelix-Antoine Lapointe
Damian WARNERDecathlonLondon, ONLondon Western Track and Field ClubGar Leyshon
Django LOVETTHigh JumpToronto, ONUnattached – ONJeff Huntoon
Duan ASEMOTA4x100m / Provisional 100mAjax, ONThe Speed AcademyCharles Allen
Ethan KATZBERGHammer ThrowNanaimo, BCKamloops Track & Field ClubDylan Armstrong
Evan DUNFEE20kmRW / 35kmRWRichmond, BCRace Walk WestGerry Dragomir
Grace KONRAD4x400m / Provisional 400mEdmonton, ABCapital City Track ClubRob Fisher
Jazz SHUKLA800mToronto, ONRoyal City Athletics ClubTerry Radchenko
Jean-Simon DESGAGNÉS3000mSCSaint-Ferréol-les-Neiges, QCClub d’athlétisme de l’Université LavalFélix-Antoine Lapointe
Jerome BLAKE4x100m / Provisional 100mKelowna, BCOACDennis Mitchell
Jillian WEIRHammer ThrowKingston, ONUnattachedLarry Steinke
Julie-Anne STAEHLI5000mLucknow, ONTeam New Balance BostonMark Coogan
Justin KENTMarathonBurnaby, BCCoastal Track ClubRichard Lee
Khamica BINGHAM100mBrampton, ONBrampton Track ClubDamar Forbes
Kieran LUMB1500mVancouver, BCVancouver ThunderbirdsAndy Powell
Kinsey MIDDLETONMarathonGuelph, ONUnattachedJim Finlayson
Kyra CONSTANTINE400m / 4x400mBrampton, ONEmpire AthleticsGary Evans
Lucia STAFFORD1500mToronto, ONRoyal City Athletics ClubTerry Radchenko
Madeleine KELLY800mPembroke, ONRoyal City Athletics ClubTerry Radchenko
Madeline PRICE4x400mToronto, ONUnattachedMark Mueller
Malachi MURRAY4x100mEdmonton, ABCapital City Track ClubRob Fisher
Marco AROP800mEdmonton, ABRunning Room Athletics ClubRon Thompson
Mariam ABDUL-RASHID100mHOshawa, ONThe Speed AcademyAnthony McCleary
Micha POWELL4x400mMontreal, QCIndependentBob Westman
Michelle HARRISON100mHSaskatoon, SKSaskatoon Track & Field ClubJason Reindl
Mohammed AHMED5000m / 10,000mSt.Catharines, ONNike Boweman Track ClubJerry Schumacher
Natasha WODAKMarathonVancouver, BCPrairie Inn HarriersTrent Stellingwerff
Pierce LEPAGEDecathlonWhitby, ONUnattached – ONGregory Portnoy
Regan YEE3000mSCHazelton, BCUnder ArmourStephen Haas
Rory LINKLETTERMarathonCalgary, ABPumaRyan Hall
Rowan HAMILTONHammer ThrowChilliwack, BCKajaks Track & Field ClubGarrett Collier
Sarah MITTONShot PutBrooklyn, NSSISU ThrowsRichard Parkinson
Sasha GOLLISHMarathonToronto, ONRoyal City Athletics ClubTerry Radchenko
Savannah SUTHERLAND400mHBorden, SKUniversity of MichiganSteve Rajewsky
Simone PLOURDE1500mMontreal, QCNike Union Athletics ClubKyle Kepler
Zoe SHERAR4x400m / Provisional 200m / 400mToronto, ONRoyal City Athletics ClubJason  Kerr

Italicized text represents Provisional Entries, subject to World Athletics Invitation.
The following additional athletes are also subject to World Athletics Invitation, to be announced on Saturday, August 5.
Athletes are ordered by event, then by rank within event:

Aurora RYNDA800m
Kate CURRENT1500m
Briana SCOTT5000m
Erin TESCHUK5000m
Tatiana AHOLOU100mH
Alexandra TELFORD400mH
Marguerite LORENZOHigh Jump
Alexa PORPACZYHigh Jump
Rachel HYINKPole Vault
Caroline EHRHARDTTriple Jump
Rachel ANDRESDiscus
Kaila BUTLERHammer Throw
Ashley PRYKEJavelin
Olivia LUNDMAN20kmRW
Nicole OSTERTAGHeptathlon
Georgia ELLENWOODHeptathlon
Kristen O’HANDLEYHeptathlon
Michael ROTH400m
Christopher MORALES-WILLIAMS400m
Abdullahi HASSAN800m
Stephen EVANS800m
Craig THORNE110mH
David ADELEYE110mH
Carter BIRADE110mH
Justin ROSE400mH
Eric CHATTENHigh Jump
Scott JOSEPHLong Jump
Olorunfemi AKINDUROTriple Jump
Praise ANIAMAKATriple Jump
Kenneth WESTTriple Jump
Jeremiah NUBBEDiscus Throw
Cleo BOYD10,000m
Gracelyn LARKIN10,000m
Jacqueline MADOGO100m / 200m
Grace TENNANTShot Put / Discus Throw

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