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Posted: August 11, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: World Championships kick off Saturday

OTTAWA - The 2009 International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Championships in Athletics kick off this Saturday August 15th in Berlin, Germany. Please visit for all World Championship information including the CBC broadcast and cbcsports live streaming schedules, flash quotes, results and more.

Canadians Ready to Shine Day 1

  • Esther Akinsulie of Ottawa, ON - 400m, Round 1
  • Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops, BC - Shot Put, Qualification & Final
  • Bryan Barnett of Edmonton, AB - 100m, Round 1&2
  • Nathan Brannen, Cambridge, ON - 1500m, Round 1
  • Kelsie Hendry, Saskatoon, SK - Pole Vault, Qualification
  • Brianne Theisen, Humboldt, SK - Heptathlon; 100m Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200m

For the complete Canadian Content including competition times please visit:

World Championships entries - Canadians in the Top Ten

  • 2nd in the 100m hurdles is Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Whitby, ON
  • Perdita Felicien of Pickering, ON is ranked 5th in the 100m hurdles
  • The men's 4x100m relay team is ranked 8th
  • Kamloops, BC"s Dylan Armstrong enters the competition in 9th place
  • Gary Reed of Victoria, BC is ranked 10th in the 800m
  • For the complete list:

The team objective of two medals is the focus for this edition of the World Championships and it is currently completing its final stages of preparation at a training camp in Kamen-Kaiserau, Germany. At the last showing of the World Championships in 2007, Canada won two silver medals; Perdita Felicien of Pickering, ON and Gary Reed of Victoria, BC in the 100 metre hurdles and 800 metres respectively.

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