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Posted: July 31, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Lopes-Schliep establishes new Personal Best, wins in Sweden

The final test before the World Championships in Berlin took place today at the DN Galan Super Grand Prix in Stockholm, Sweden. A number of the world's best competitors were on hand as they tuned up for Berlin including Canadians Dylan Armstrong from Kamloops, BC, Nate Brannen of Cambridge, ON, Malindi Elmore of Calgary, AB, Perdita Felicien from Pickering, ON, Whitby's Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Hilary Stellingwerff of Sarnia, ON.

Lopes-Schliep recorded a new personal best time of 12.51 in the 100m hurdles on her way to taking first place ahead of Lolo Jones of the United States (12.52) and Brigitte Foster-Hylton of Jamaica (12.57). Felicien placed 5th in the race in 12.65 and in the heats recorded a seasonal best performance of 12.54 seconds.

In the men's shot put Dylan Armstrong placed 4th with a throw of 20.42m behind Tomas Majewski of Poland (1st -- 21.95m), Reese Hoffa of the United States (2nd -- 21.53m) and Adam Nelson of the United States (3rd -- 20.73m).

Nate Brannen was 9th in the 1000 metres with a time of 2:17.87 just off the Canadian record set by Graham Hood of 2:16.88 set in Montreal, QC in June 1996.

Malindi Elmore and Hilary Stellingwerff finished 11th and 13th respectively in the 1500 metres. Elmore crossed the line in 4:10.45 while Stellingwerff finished in 4:13.27.

For full results from Sweden visit: IAAF.org.


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