Canadian shot putter Armstrong among world’s elite

July 29, 2010

By Paul Gains, CBC Sports

Although he competes in an event that attracts little attention, Dylan Armstrong has solidified himself as one of the world’s finest shot putters this year.

The 29-year-old arrived at the University of Toronto to compete in the 2010 Canadian track and field championship, which began Wednesday night.

At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the native of Kamloops, B.C., unleashed a superb Canadian-record effort of 21.04 metres, coming within one centimetre of the bronze medal.

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