World silver for Eganville’s Melissa Bishop

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August 31, 2015 at 8:57 am  •  Posted in News, Sports by  •  0 Comments

Eganville’s Melissa Bishop has won the silver medal at the World Track and Field Championships in Beijing, China.

The 26-year-old posted a time of 1:58.12 early Saturday morning to win Canada’s first-ever medal in the women’s 800 metres. She finished .09 seconds behind the winner, Marina Arzamasova of Belarus.

After setting a personal best and a Canadian record in the semifinals, Bishop added to her amazing accomplishments this season, with a silver at Worlds, adding to her Pan-Am Games gold.

“It’s really a dream come true,” Bishop said. “Our training has been really consistent over the last few years. This year, we’ve really worked on a few things and I’ve been waiting for the right race.

“I’m really happy that it came here at the [world] championships.”

In case you missed the final race, you can view it here.

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