Sarah Mitton of Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, Canada won the 2024 Glasgow World Indoor Athletics Championships gold in the shot put.

The 27-year-old broke the Canadian record twice on her way to the win on Friday.

The new national record is now at 20.22 metres.

Germany’s Yemisi Ogunleye took silver with a 20.19m put, while American Chase Jackson took bronze at 19.67m.

“To be the world champion, that sounds amazing,” Mitton told Reuters. “I was not able to say that before and now, I am probably never going to stop saying it. This is the moment that cannot be taken away from you.

“Everything is a progression and every year, I am becoming a little bit better. It’s also about learning how to win and how to handle yourself in different environments. Now I’m confident and comfortable, I think I’m able to show great performances.”

Two years ago in Štark Arena, Beograd, Serbia, Mitton finished seventh with a 19.02m put. This is a massive improvement for Mitton. At the 2023 Budapest World Athletics Championships last summer, Mitton earned the silver medal with a 20.08 toss. In Birmingham in 2022, she earned gold during the Commonwealth Games with a 19.03m put.

She is going into the 2024 Paris Olympic Games in great form.

Mitton holds the Canadian outdoor record from McLeod Stadium in Greater Vancouver with a 20.33m effort during the national track and field championships in 2022.

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