57 athletes nominated to Canada's Olympic track & field team

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Canada's Damian Warner, shown celebrating his silver medal win at Rio 2016, will be going for gold at Tokyo 2020. Warner was officially nominated to Canada's athletics team on Saturday, joining 56 other athletes. (File/Getty Images - image credit)
Canada's Damian Warner, shown celebrating his silver medal win at Rio 2016, will be going for gold at Tokyo 2020. Warner was officially nominated to Canada's athletics team on Saturday, joining 56 other athletes. (File/Getty Images - image credit)

Canada's Tokyo 2020 athletics team was unveiled on Saturday by Athletics Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee.

A total of 33 women and 24 men will represent the country, and include plenty of veteran stars as well as many up-and-coming athletes,

There will be 31 athletes with previous Olympic experience on this team, including one three-time (Michael Mason) and six two-time (Mohammed Ahmed, Melissa Bishop-Nriagu, Aaron Brown, Elizabeth Gleadle, Gavin Smellie and Damian Warner) Olympians. They will be joined by 26 first-time Olympic team members.

"I'm really excited to go to Tokyo. It's crazy for me to think that I went to the Olympics in 2012, 2016 and now I'm getting ready for my third Olympic Games," said Warner, who heads to Tokyo as the top-ranked athlete in the men's decathlon. "I couldn't be more honoured to represent Team Canada and to go over to Tokyo with this talented group.

"I will have Pierce [LePage] with me in the decathlon, which will be awesome to have a teammate in the same competition. I'm just really looking forward to going over there and competing."

Those named to the team on Saturday earned their nomination by achieving the entry standard during the qualification period, or by their World Rankings position as of July 1, 2021. In total, 47 athletes were nominated on Saturday, joining 10 others who were previously nominated in the 10,000 metres, marathon and 50-kilometre race walk.

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Athletics will take place from July 30 to Aug. 8 at Tokyo Olympic Stadium, except the marathon and race walking events, which are being held Aug. 6-8 at Sapporo Odori Park.

Team Canada athletics roster for Tokyo 2020:

  • Mohammed Ahmed St. Catharines, Ont. – Men's 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres (previously nominated in the 10,000 metres)

  • Bolade AjomaleRichmond Hill, Ont. – Men's 4x100-metre relay

  • Marco Arop Edmonton – Men's 800 metres

  • Mathieu BilodeauQuebec City – Men's 50-kilometre race walk (previously nominated)

  • Khamica BinghamBrampton, Ont. – Women's 100 metres

  • Melissa Bishop-NriaguEganville, Ont. – Women's 800 metres

  • Jerome BlakeKelowna, B.C. – Men's 4x100-metre relay

  • Bismark BoatengBrampton, Ont. – Men's 100 metres and 4x100-metre relay

  • Aaron BrownToronto – Men's 200 metres and 4x100-metre relay

  • Alicia BrownOttawa – Women's 4x400-metre relay

  • Lucas Bruchet Vancouver, B.C. – Men's 5,000 metres

  • Alycia Butterworth Parksville, B.C. – Women's 3,000-metre steeplechase

  • Lindsey ButterworthNorth Vancouver, B.C. – Women's 800 metres

  • Kyra ConstantineBrampton, Ont. – Women's 400 metres and 4x400-metre relay

  • Brittany CrewToronto – Women's shot put

  • Gabriela DeBues-StaffordToronto – Women's 1500 metres

  • Andre De GrasseMarkham, Ont. – Men's 100 metres, 200 metres and 4x100-metre relay

  • Evan Dunfee Richmond, B.C. – Men's 50-kilometre race walk (previously nominated)

  • Georgia EllenwoodLangley, B.C. – Women's heptathlon

  • Malindi ElmoreKelowna, B.C. – Women's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Crystal EmmanuelToronto Women's 100 metres and 200 metres

  • Lauren Gale Ottawa – Women's 4x400-metre relay

  • John GayVancouver – Men's 3,000-metre steeplechase

  • Elizabeth GleadleVancouver – Women's javelin throw

  • Natalia HawthornNorth Vancouver, B.C. – Women's 1500 metres

  • Trevor Hofbauer Burnaby, B.C. – Men's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Matthew HughesToronto, Ont. – Men's 3,000-metre steeplechase

  • Madeleine Kelly Pembroke, Ont. – Women's 800 metres

  • Justyn KnightToronto – Men's 5,000 metres

  • Geneviève LalondeMoncton, N.B. – Women's 3,000-metre steeplechase

  • Pierce LePageWhitby, Ont.– Men's decathlon

  • Cameron Levins Black Creek, B.C. – Men's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Django Lovett Toronto – Men's high jump

  • Michael Mason Nanoose Bay, B.C.– Men's high jump

  • Brandon McBride Windsor, Ont.– Men's 800 metres

  • Natassha McDonald Brampton, Ont. – Women's 400 metres and 4x400-metre relay

  • Sarah MittonBrooklyn, N.S. – Women's shot put

  • Noelle MontcalmWindsor, Ont. – Women's 400-metre hurdles and 4x400-metre relay

  • Timothy NedowBrockville, Ont. – Men's shot put

  • Christabel NetteySurrey, B.C. – Women's long jump

  • Anicka Newell Saskatoon – Women's pole vault

  • Alysha NewmanDelaware, Ont. – Women's pole vault

  • Dayna PidhoreskyTecumseh, Ont. – Women's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Ben Preisner Milton, Ont. – Men's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Madeline PriceToronto – Women's 4x400-metre relay

  • Brendon RodneyEtobicoke, Ont.– Men's 200 metres and 4x100-metre relay

  • Camryn RogersRichmond, B.C.– Women's hammer throw

  • Andrea SeccafienGuelph, Ont.– Women's 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres (previously nominated in the 10,000 metres)

  • Gavin Smellie Brampton, Ont. – Men's 100 metres and 4x100-metre relay

  • Julie-Anne Staehli Lucknow, Ont.– Women's 5,000 metres

  • Lucia Stafford Toronto– Women's 1,500 metres

  • Kate Van Buskirk Toronto – Women's 5,000 metres

  • Damian WarnerLondon, Ont. – Men's decathlon

  • Sage WatsonMedicine Hat, Alta. – Women's 400-metre hurdles and 4x400-metre relay

  • Jillian Weir Kingston, Ont. – Women's hammer throw

  • Natasha WodakNorth Vancouver, B.C. – Women's marathon (previously nominated)

  • Regan YeeSouth Hazelton, B.C. – Women's 3,000-metre steeplechase

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