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Athletics – Canadian Mitton wins the shot put at the World Open Indoor Championships

Athletics – Canadian Mitton wins the shot put at the World Open Indoor Championships

Mitton bettered that with a national indoor record of 20.22 on her final throw in a ceremonial finish.

“To be a world champion, that sounds amazing,” she said. “I couldn't say that before and now, I'll probably never stop saying that. This is the moment that can't be taken away from you.

“Everything is an evolution, and every year it gets a little better. It's also about learning how to win and how to handle yourself in different environments. Now I'm confident and comfortable, and I think I'm capable of giving great performances.

German Yemisi Ogunleye clocked 20.19 seconds to take silver, while American Chase Jackson, the 2022 outdoor world champion, took bronze with a time of 19.67 seconds.

Mitton, who became the first Canadian to win a medal in the shot put last year in Budapest, is already a Commonwealth and Pan American Games champion, and recently said she hopes to complete her medal collection with Olympic and world gold.

“Obviously it's an Olympic year and everything is gearing up. It's really a big stepping stone down the road, and I'm excited to see how we can translate that to Paris (Olympic Games),” Mitton said.

Spain's Maria Vicente suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during the pentathlon high jump competition, which may prevent her from achieving her dreams at the Paris Olympics. Vicente, who was carried away in tears on a stretcher, is the European Under-23 heptathlon champion.

“We saw the doctors and I have a complete tear,” Vicente said. “I will come back (from injury) for sure, just like I did before.”

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(Reporting by Laurie Ewing; Editing by Toby Davis and Ken Ferris)

Disclaimer: This report is automatically generated from the Reuters News Service. ThePrint assumes no responsibility for its content.

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