Track and Field

Sarah Mitton shatters Canadian record in women's shot put

Sarah Mitton shattered the Canadian record in the women's shot put at the Golden Horseshoe Prep Meet on Saturday in Hamilton, Ont.

25-year-old from Brooklyn, N.S., threw 19.58 metres at Golden Horseshoe Prep Meet

Canada's Sarah Mitton, pictured at the 2019 world championships, broke Brittany Crew's national women's shot put record at the Golden Horseshoe Prep Meet on Saturday in Hamilton. (Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

Sarah Mitton shattered the Canadian record in the women's shot put at the Golden Horseshoe Prep Meet on Saturday in Hamilton.

The 25-year-old from Brooklyn, N.S., threw 19.58 metres with her sixth and final throw, topping Brittany Crew's Canadian record of 19.28 set in 2019.

Mitton's mark is the second farthest in the world this season.

She had thrown an outdoor personal-best 19.12 on her fifth throw Saturday before unleashing her national-record throw.

Mitton, who claimed the Canadian indoor record at a meet in New York in February, won gold in the 2019 Summer Universiade, and made her Olympic debut in 2021, finishing 28th.

With the temperature hovering around 30 C in Tokyo, Mitton was 14th of 16 athletes in her group with a best throw of 16.62, the shortest since her season finale in August 2018 (15.53) in Chorzow, Poland.

It also marked only the third time in 19 outdoor competitions in 2021 the consistent Mitton threw under 18 metres.

With files from CBC Sports

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