Canada's Sarah Mitton earns Diamond League shot put silver medal

EUGENE, Ore. — Canadian shot putter Sarah Mitton backed up her world championship silver medal with another silver Saturday in Diamond League.

The 27-year-old from Brooklyn, N.S., finished second to Chase Ealey of the U.S. in Eugene, Ore.

Ealey's throw of a personal-best 20.76 metres bested Mitton's 19.94 metres. Auriol Dongmo of Portugal was third at 19.92.

Mitton threw a season-best 20.08 to claim silver behind Ealey in last month's world championship in Budapest, Hungary.

World men's 800-metre champion Marco Arop of Edmonton races Sunday as do Canadian sprinters Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown in the 200 metres.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 16, 2023.

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