Arop, Shukla meet Olympic standard, win 800-metre titles at Canadian track and field trials

Reigning world champion Marco Arop met the Olympic standard on Saturday in winning the men’s 800-metre final at the Bell Track and Field Trials at Montreal’s Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.

Arop, with the Running Room Alberta team, won the race in 1:43.71, finishing ahead of Zakary Mama-Yari (1:46.59) and Matti Erickson (1:46.79).

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Marco Arop has learned a thing or two since fading away in the semifinals of his first Olympic Games. Now older, wiser, and possessing the confidence of a world champion, he’s going for gold in the men’s 800m in Paris. His story and more in our recap of Day 4 at the Olympic & Paralympic Athletics Trials in Montreal.

Jazz Shukla of Toronto met the Olympic standard in winning the women’s 800-metre final in 1:58.20. Aurora Rynda was second (2:02.03) and Addy Townsend was third (2:03.15).

A female sprinter is seen reacting with apparent surprise after a great result.
Jazz Shukla posted the second-fastest 800-metre in Canadian history at the Canadian Track and Field Olympic trials with a time of one minute 58.20 seconds in Montreal on Saturday. (Christinne Muschi/The Canadian Press)

Craig Thorne won the men’s 100-metre hurdles in 13.65, while Mariam Abdul-Rashid won the women’s 100-metre hurdles in 12.83.

Christopher Morales won the men’s 400-metre final in 45.44, and Zoe Sherar took the women’s 400-metre final in 51.25, just beating Lauren Gale (51.35) to the finish line.

Competition continues Sunday.

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