Dylan Armstrong (Wilson Wong, Wikimedia Commons)
Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, British Columbia, has won Canada’s first medal at the World Track and Field Championships in Daegu, South Korea.
Armstrong delivered a throw in the shot put of 21.64 meters to win a Silver medal.
German David Storl won the Gold medal with a throw of 21.78 metres. Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus won the Silver medal with a throw of 21.64 metres.
Storl’s throw was a personal best and will be a Gold medal contender at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At only the age of 21, he has won the silver at the 2001 European Indoor Championship in Paris. His performance in Daegu came after a solid junior career where he was the 2008 World Junior Champion in Bydgoszcz, Poland and the 2007 World Youth Champion in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Armstrong is a winner of three Diamond League Grand Prix events in Doha, Qatar, Rome and Birmingham.
In other action, Usian Bolt of Jamaica won the 200m, after his embarrassing disqualification in the 100m last weekend.