Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, British Columbia, the reigning Olympic silver medallist, didn’t disappoint with a solid throw of 21.29m, good enough to beat Justin Rodhe by almost a single meter.
Armstrong however told me afterwards that he felt he needs to be in the 22m range to contend for an Olympic medal.
The real story from the weekend happened in the women’s 100m hurdles however, where there were six athletes in the final that had run the Olympic standard time. London, Ontario native Jessica Zelinka, the women’s heptathlon champion, was shockingly the fastest of the six.
Zelinka, who only recently decided to compete in the women’s hurdles, beat Phylicia George and Nikkita Holder who will join her in London. Those not representing Canada however are Perdita Felicien, the 2003 World Champion, who false started, and Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, the 2008 Olympic Bronze medallist, who just ran slow, and tripped over gate number seven.