Canada's Mitton caps terrific season with silver in Diamond League Final

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ZURICH — Canada's Sarah Mitton capped her breakout season with a silver medal in the women's shot put at the Diamond League Final on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old from Brooklyn, N.S., threw 19.56 metres, fouling on her final throw that landed right on the 20-metre mark.

American Chase Ealey won the gold, a Diamond League trophy, and US$13,000 in prize money with her throw of 20.19 metres.

Canada's Django Lovett was third in the high jump at the picturesque street venue in the shadow of the Zurich Opera House.

Mitton has had a fabulous season, winning last month's Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham, England, and finishing fourth at the world championships by the smallest of margins — a tiebreaking countback.

She also shattered her own Canadian record with a throw of 20.33 at the Canadian championships in Langley, B.C., a world's-best mark at that point of the season.

Lovett, a 30-year-old from Surrey, B.C., cleared 2.27 metres in an entertaining high jump final. Italian Gianmarco Tamberi — with his face shaved on only one side — won with 2.34. American JuVaughn Harrison also cleared 2.34, but was second due to a countback. He and Tamberi shared a good-natured chest butt in celebration.

Sprinters Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown, and 800-metre runner Marco Arop compete on Thursday in the season-ending event.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 7, 2022.

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