Athletics Canada names 46 to 2013 IAAF World Championship Team. INCLUDING Mo Ahmed!

Athletics Canada names 46 to 2013 IAAF World Championship Team

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Ottawa – Athletics Canada is pleased to officially name today the 46 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship in Athletics August 10 to 18 in Moscow, Russia. The event takes place at Luzhniki Stadium, site of the 1980 Olympic Games.

"The Moscow World Championship is our first major test on the path towards success at Rio 2016", explains Team Leader and High Performance Director Scott MacDonald. "Our objective is to improve on the medal count and top 8 finishes we had at the 2012 Olympic Games. London saw a new generation of athletes stepping forward. In Moscow we are looking for those young athletes to take it to the next level by advancing through to finals, and to veterans to help lead the way to the podium."

Team Canada is led by 24 Olympians including 2012 Olympic Games bronze medalist Derek Drouin of Counna, Ont., and 2012 Olympic Games finalists Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, B.C., Damian Warner of London, Ont., Jessica Zelinka of London, Ont., Michael Mason of Nanoose Bay, B.C., and the men’s 4×100-metres relay team.

Armstrong won shot put silver at the last edition of the World Championships in 2011. In total 14 athletes from the 2011 World Championship team are back.

2013 IAAF World Championship Team

*Denotes Olympian

Name Event Hometown Personal Coach
*Mohammed Ahmed 10,000m St Catharines, ON Mick Byrne / Sharon Stewart
*Dylan Armstrong Shot Put Kamloops, BC Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
Shawnacy Barber Pole Vault Toronto, ON George Barber / Dennis Mitchell
Karine Belleau-Beliveau 800m Montreal, QC Jean-Yves Cloutier
Khamica Bingham 4x100m Toronto, ON Frank Bucca
*Melissa Bishop 800m Eganville, ON Dennis Fairall
*Nathan Brannen 1500m Cambridge, ON Wynn Gmitroski
*Aaron Brown 100m / 4x100m Toronto, ON Bill Stephens / John Johnson
Alicia Brown 400m / 4x400m Ottawa, ON Bob Westman
Shai-anne Davis 4x100m Vancouver, BC Desai Williams
*Derek Drouin High Jump Corunna, ON Jeff Huntoon / Joel Skinner
Krista Duchene Marathon Brantford, ON Rick Mannen
Evan Dunfee 50km Racewalk Richmond, BC Gerry Dragomir
Sam Effah 100m Calgary, AB Les Gramantik
*Crystal Emmanuel 200m / 4x100m East York, ON Desai Williams
*Sultana Frizell Hammer Throw Perth, ON Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk
*Alex Genest 3000m Steeple Chase Lac-aux-Sables, QC Dave Scott-Thomas
*Inaki Gomez 20km Racewalk Vancouver, BC Gerry Dragomir
*Tremaine Harris 200m Markham, ON Desai Williams
Matthew Hughes 3000m Steeple Chase Oshawa, ON Wynn Gmitroski
Kimberly Hyacinthe 200m / 4x100m Lachenaie, QC Desai Williams
*Cameron Levins 5,000m / 10,000m Campbell River, BC Alberto Salazar
*Oluwasegun Makinde 4x100m Ottawa, ON Glenroy Gilbert
Lanni Marchant Marathon London, ON Dave Mills
*Jenna Martin 4x400m Caledonia, NS Jim Schnurr / Charles Scarrow
*Michael Mason High Jump Nanoose Bay, BC Ziggy Slegalowicz
Noelle Montcalm 400m Hurdles / 4x400m Windsor, ON Don Garrod
Cheria Morgan 4x100m Pickering, ON Desai Williams
Tim Nedow Shot Put Brockville, ON Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk / Darrin Reesal
Christabel Nettey Long Jump Surrey, BC Kenny MacDaniel
*Sheila Reid 1500m Newmarket, ON Hugh Cameron / Terrance Mahon
Dontae Richards Kwok 4x100m Mississauga, ON Desai Williams
Anthony Romaniw 800m Hamilton, ON Dave Scott-Thomas
*Nicole Sifuentes 1500m Winnipeg, MB Mike McGuire
*Gavin Smellie 100m / 4x100m Etobicoke, ON Glenroy Gilbert
*Brianne Theisen Heptathlon Humboldt, SK Harry Mara
Benjamin Thorne 20km Racewalk Kitimat, BC Gerry Dragomir
Kate Van Buskirk 1500m Toronto, ON Dave Reid
*Damian Warner Decathlon London, ON Gar Leyshon / Vickie Croley
*Justyn Warner 4x100m Markham, ON Desai Williams
Rob Watson Marathon London, ON Richard Lee
*Sarah Wells 4x400m Toronto, ON Dave Hunt
*Angela Whyte 100m Hurdles Edmonton, AB Wayne Phipps
Chris Winter 3000m Steeple Chase Vancouver, BC Dave Scott-Thomas
Krista Woodward Javelin Vancouver, BC Byron Collyer
*Jessica Zelinka 100m Hurdles London, ON

The 14th edition of the championships will be the largest global sporting event of the year; the nine days of action will reach more than five billion TV viewers in more than 200 territories across the globe.


For more information:

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


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