Two-time Olympian, IAAF World silver medalist for 800m gives training tips
Articles with Melissa Bishop
© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated Canada has two women competing in the 800m distance event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. They are Melissa Bishop of Eganville, Ontario and Jessica Smith of North Vancouver, BC. The competition starts with six heats on Wednesday, August 8th, at 11:35 GMT.
© Copyright - 2012 - Athletics Illustrated The Canadian Women's 800m team will likely include the maximum three athletes that are permitted for each country, per event, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. The decision will come down to one fateful race that will happen at the Canadian Olympic Track and Field Trials in Calgary, Alberta, June 27th to June 30th. Until this year, it had been assumed that just one and maybe a second athlete would run the required Canadian Olympic Standards in the women's 800m event. Currently there are four athletes that have run better than the Canadian B-standard of 2:01.30 and two that have run faster than the A-standard of 1:59.90. The Canadian standards match the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) standards.