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Posted: July 10, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Five more Canadian medals at FISU Games

OTTAWA - The Canadian athletics Summer Universiade team clenched five more medals today bringing the team total to seven after three days of competition.

In the women's 400 metres Esther Akinsulie of Ottawa, ON and Carline Muir of Edmonton, AB won a pair of medals as they captured silver and bronze respectively. In a tight finish the gold medal was secured by Senegal's Fall Fatou Bintou in 51.65 with Akinsulie right on her tail clocking in at 51.70 and Muir at 52.07.

In the men's high jump Mike Mason of Nanoose Bay, BC captured the silver medal with a jump of 2.23 metres. Eduard Malchenko of Russia captured the gold with the same mark. With both athletes failing to clear the bar at 2.25 metres Russia was awarded the gold based on the number of previous attempts.

Daniel Harper of Brampton, ON and Rebecca Johnstone of Bowen Island, BC won a pair of bronze medals in the 400 and 800 metres respectively. Harper registered a new personal best time of 42.66 seconds.

More Results from Today:

  • Elizabeth Gleadle of Vancouver, BC finished in 6th place while smashing the Canadian record in the javelin (pending) by over 2-metres throwing 58.21 metres
  • After two days and 10 events, Windsor Ontario native Jamie Adjetey-Nelson placed 6th with 7378 points in the decathlon
  • Vancouver, BC’s Inaki Gomez finished 20th in the men's 20km racewalk in 1 hour, 29 minutes and 55 seconds
  • Kyle Boorsma of Guelph, ON finished 15th in the men's 1500 metres final
  • In the men's 200 metres both Sam Effah of Calgary, AB and Gavin Smellie of Etobicoke, ON advance to the semi-finals tomorrow along with the women's qualifiers Kimberly Hyacinthe of Lachenaie, QC and Amonn Nelson of Calgary, AB

    Jason Wurster of Stevensville, ON finished second in his qualifying group and advances to the final on Saturday in the pole vault

Already on the podium yesterday was Jim Steacy of Lethbridge, AB with a silver medal in the hammer throw and Ruky Abdulai with a bronze medal in long jump. For complete results visit:

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