Melissa Bishop-Nriagu has clinched her spot within the Tokyo Olympics.
The 2015 world silver medallist from Eganville, Ont., ran one minute 59.04 seconds to win the 800 metres at a Chula Vista excessive efficiency meet on Sunday evening in California, dipping under the automated qualifying time of 1:59.50.
“Olympic customary dusted … and we simply beginning to roll,” she posted on her Instagram story.
Sarah Mitton of Brooklyn, N.S., threw 18.70 metres to win the ladies’s shot put, whereas Brittany Crew of Mississauga, Ont., was third (18.04). Each Mitton and Crew have already got the Olympic customary.
Canadian athletes have struggled to qualify for the Video games amid tight journey restrictions. Bishop-Nriagu educated for a number of weeks in Victoria to flee rising COVID-19 circumstances and lockdowns in Ontario this previous winter.
Quite a few Canadian athletes have travelled to the U.S. in current weeks in hopes of attaining Olympic requirements, or for tune up alternatives earlier than the Video games.
Monitor and discipline athletes can qualify for the Video games both by attaining the automated customary or by being globally ranked a sure quantity, relying on occasion.