Olympic Spotlight 5: Dylan Armstrong (Shot Put)Posted by: Casadie Pederson
ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: Dylan Armstrong
Armstrong qualifies for Men’s Shot Put Finals. Dylan Armstrong placed seventh in the Shot Put qualifying with a throw of 20.49 metres. The final will go tonight at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on Aug. 3.
Born: January 15th, 1981
Height: 194 cm
Birth Place: Kamloops, BC
Residence: Kamloops, BC
Article by Shenieka Russell-Metcalf
Dylan Armstrong is a champion shot putter from Kamloops, BC; clearly at the top of his game as the Commonwealth and Pan Am champion, he also placed second at the IAAF world championships in 2011. In 2008 in at the Olympic Games in Beijing, he missed out on a medal by a single centimeter placing fourth.
He seems ready to go this year as he had set a season’s best of 21.50 leading up to the London Games. Perhaps Canada’s best bet for a gold medal.