Canadian Camryn Rogers world runner-up |  2022 World Championships in Athletics

Canadian Camryn Rogers world runner-up | 2022 World Championships in Athletics

The 23-year-old athlete achieved the feat on Sunday at the Eugene World Championships in Oregon with a throw of 75.52m. He slipped on the podium between two Americans, Brooke Andersen (78.96m) and Janee ‘Kassanavoid (74.86m)

It’s a day of firsts for Rogers, becoming the first Canadian woman to win a hammer throw medal at a World Championships and the only Canadian to date to reach the podium at these worlds in 2022.

Rogers finished fifth at the Tokyo Games and is also a three-time NCAA champion.

The other Canadian, Jillian Weir (72.41m), finished fifth.

Cameron Levins at the foot of the podium

Previously, Cameron Levins set a Canadian record by finishing fourth in the marathon event, still in Oregon.

In this first race of the day, the 33-year-old Briton covered the 42.2km in 2hrs 7mins 9secs, breaking the Canadian record he himself had set in Toronto in 2018, or 2:09:25.

Cameron Levins finishes right on the podium at the 2022 World Championships in Athletics marathon.

Photo: Getty Images/Steph Chambers

The best Canadian finish at the World Championships in athletics was achieved in 1993 when Peter Maher finished 10th.

I really learned a lot in the last Olympics and I realized that I had to be better in every way.said Levins, who finished 72nd in Tokyo.

I have worked hard and changed as an athlete over the past year. I deserve what I have today and I deserve to compete among the best. I felt very well. He would have been even happier if he could have finished a higher rank. But since it’s the best race of my life, I can’t be disappointed. »

a quote from Cameron Levins, Canadian marathon runner

At 33, Levins admitted he had no idea he was giving a historic performance. I was hoping to get a medal, that’s what I wanted. But this result is crazy.He concluded.

The Ethiopian Tamirat Tola won the marathon (2:05:37), ahead of his compatriot Mosinet Geremew and the Belgian Bashir Abdi.

Vice world champion in 2017 in London and Olympic bronze in the 10,000m in 2016 in Rio, this is the first major title for this 30-year-old athlete, won in the absence of the head of the discipline, the Kenyan Eliud. Kipchoge.

Cheptegei 10,000m World Champion, Ahmed 6th

Joshua Cheptegei became world distance champion for the second time this Sunday, beating Kenyan Stanley Mburu and his compatriot Jacob Kiplimo.

Olympic runner-up in Tokyo behind Ethiopian Selemon Barega, 5th Sunday, Cheptegei won with 27:27.43.

Holder of the world record for the distance since October 2020 (26:11.00), the Ugandan had already won in 2019 at the Doha World Championships.

Canadian Mohammed Ahmed, silver medalist in the 5000m at the Tokyo Games, finished the race in 6th position (27:30.27).

In the lead group for the final two laps, the 31-year-old was unable to keep up the pace down the stretch.

Ahmed will have a chance to recover over his favorite distance, the 5000m. The long-distance runner from Saint Catharines won bronze in this event at the Doha World Cup in 2019.

Philibert-Thiboutot out of the 1500m final

Quebec’s Charles Philibert-Thiboutot failed to qualify for the 1500m final.

Canadians Cameron Proceviat and William Paulson were also eliminated in the semifinals.

Philibert-Thiboutot finished with a time of 3:37.29 and finished seventh in his heat. The top five of the two waves and the top two remaining riders are selected for the final.

Philibert-Thiboutot’s wave was slower than the second for tactical reasons, destroying the Quebecer’s chances of qualifying as a draft runner.

The 31-year-old’s time the day before (3:35.02) would have allowed him to reach the final if he had made it in the semi-finals.

The Quebec native, however, has not completed his worlds. He will participate in the 5,000 meter event which will start on Thursday night.

Also on the night, Canada’s Anicka Newell was unable to top her best jump of the season and finished ninth in the pole vault event.

The 28-year-old got off to a strong start in the competition, managing to clear the bar at 4.30m and 4.45m at the first attempt. However, he had to cross the 4.60 meter bar – and thus achieve his best jump of the season – to stay in the competition.

Anicka Newell in a pole vault.

Worlds (World Championships) Oregon 2022 pole vault.

Photo: AP/Charlie Riedel

After three failed attempts, she was eliminated from the competition and had to settle for a mark of 4.45 meters. Her best mark in 2022 is 4.50 meters.

Jamaican hat-trick in the women’s 100m

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a record fifth 100m world champion title at the age of 35, leading a Jamaican hat-trick on Sunday.

Fraser-Pryce ran in 10.67 seconds to beat Shericka Jackson (10.73) and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.81).

A Jamaican sprinter poses proudly with her kick medal holding her national flag behind her back.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is the 100m world champion for the fifth time.

Photo: Getty Images/Patrick Smith

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