GOLD for Kimberly Hyacinthe; first Canadian female in athletics history to win gold at Universiade

GOLD for Kimberly Hyacinthe; first Canadian female in athletics history to win gold at Universiade

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Terrebonne, Que.’s Kimberly Hyacinthe won the gold medal today in the 200-metres at FISU in Kazan, Russia. Crossing the line in a personal best time of 22.78 seconds, Kim not only won the gold medal but she also is the first FISU individual Canadian female in athletics to ever win gold. That puts Kim, as a member of the 2009 gold medal 4×400-metre relay team, at the top as the only Canadian (male or female) to have won two FISU gold medals in athletics.

Shai-Anne Davis of Richmond, Ont., finished fourth in the 200-metres final also running a personal best time of 23.17 seconds.

In the men’s 200-metres Segun Makinde of Ottawa, Ont., finished fourth in 20.61 seconds. Earlier in the day Segun ran 20.48 seconds to secure his spot in the final. Brendon Rodney of Toronto, Ont., was fifth in the final in 20.72 seconds.

In the 3000-metres steeplechase final Chantelle Groenewoud of North Vancouver, B.C., finished in a personal best time of 9:51.17 for fourth place. Jessica Furlan of Regina, Sask., also ran a personal best time of 9:51.23 for fifth place.

After the first day of the heptathlon Rachael McIntosh is in 10th with 3253 points. She ran 14.29 seconds over the 100-metre hurdles, cleared 1.65 metres in the high jump, registered 12.38 metres in the shot put and crossed the line in 25.58 over 200-metres.

More action from Day 4

  • Both Lucas Bruchet of White Rock, B.C., and Andrew Nixon of Guelph, Ont., finished fourth in their respective heats and qualified for the 5000-metres final
  • Kyle Nielsen of Coquitlam, B.C., registered 74.61 metres for 10th in the javelin final
  • Lindsey Bergevin of Leduc, Alta., and Robin Bone of London, Ont., finished the pole vault final in 10th and 11th with heights of 4.00 and 3.85 metres respectively
  • In the 800-metres Guelph, Ont.’s Anthony Romaniw advanced to the semi finals by finishing second in his heat in 1:51.41
  • In the high jump Emma Kimoto of Richmond, B.C., was sixth in her group, 13th overall and just missed qualifying into the finals. Michelle Kinsella of Whitby, Ont., also did not advance; both cleared 1.80 metres.
  • Both Julie Labonté of Ste-Justine, Que., and Chelsea Whalen of Liverpool, N.S., qualified to the shot put finals; both finished fourth in their qualification groups with 17.46 and 15.36 metres respectively
  • Annie Leblanc of Repentigny, Que., did not advance with a time of 4:28.10 in the 1500-metres.
  • In the hammer throw Kristin Obrochta of Mississauga, Ont., finished 15th with 56.76 metres; Jillian Weir of Kingston, Ont., did not register a mark

Canadians in Action at FISU tomorrow

Event Athlete
Heptathlon Long Jump Rachael McIntosh
Men’s Long Jump Taylor Stewart
Men’s Pole Vault Shawnacy Barber
Heptathlon Javelin Rachael McIntosh
Men’s 110m Hurdles Matthew Brisson
Women’s 4x100m Relay Team Canada
Men’s 4x100m Relay Team Canada
Men’s 800m Anthony Romaniw
Heptathlon Javelin Rachael McIntosh
Women’s Shot Put Julie Labonté
Chelsea Whalen
Men’s 110m Hurdles *Matthew Brisson
Men’s 4x400m Relay Team Canada
Heptathlon 800m Rachael McIntosh

*denotes qualification required

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Emily Hooper
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Athletics Canada
(613) 260-5580 x.3332


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