Calgary 25 Jun 2011 – Dylan Armstrong (CAN ) saved his best for last in the mens shot put competition at the Canadian track and field championships today.
He improved his own Canadian record after heaving the shot 22.21m on his sixth and final throw. Ir also remarks the new world leading which he took over from America´s Reese Hoffa (21.87m).
I was happy, said Armstrong, 30, who won his sixth Canadian title. Ive been cranking a few out over that mark in training. It was overdue. Im actually happy that I broke the Canadian record at the Canadian championships. I had a lot of people come up to me and say that it would probably be pretty memorable for them. Its kind of cool to hear that.
Armstrong also had throws of 21.75, 21.89 and 21.78, while his closest competitor Timothy Nedow of Brockville, Ont., won the silver medal with a toss of 18.69 metres. Andrew Smith of Carrot River, Sask., finished third at 18.24.
A lot of the younger guys have really stepped up as well so theyre looking good, said Armstrong, who still has a ways to go to break the world record of 23.12 metres set by American Randy Barnes back in 1990. The futures looking good for everyone.
Armstrongs future will include a trip to the world championships Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 in Daegu, South Korea.
Im just going to keep my head down and keep pushing towards Daegu, said Armstrong. I got a really good finger flick on that last one. You get in that real patient position and just strike it and everything feels good but at the same time effortless too.
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