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 Doha, Qatar.
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 Championships.
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 sport.”
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
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. Tickets are available at the gate, or you can watch all the action live with FloTrack.