Day 1 preview – Canada at the 2017 IAAF World Championships

The 2017 IAAF World Championships begin tomorrow in London, England, site of the 2012 Olympic Games, with nine Canadian athletes in action.

Athletics Canada won eight medals at the last World Championships (2015, Beijing, China) an all-time high, placing the country seventh on the IAAF medal table.

2015 – Beijing, China

Gold - Derek Drouin, High jump
Gold – Shawnacy Barber, Pole vault
Silver – Damian Warner, Decathlon
Silver - Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Heptathlon
Silver - Melissa Bishop, 800m
Bronze - Andre De Grasse, 100m
Bronze - Benjamin Thorne, 20km race walk
Bronze - Men’s 4x100m Relay (Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Justyn Warner)

Day 1 Canadian Schedule

Eastern Time



2:00 PM

M 100m Prelims

Brendon Rodney

2:35 PM

W 1500m Heats

Gabriela Stafford, Sheila Reid, Nicole Sifuentes

2:45 PM

W Pole Vault Q

Alysha Newman, Anicka Newell, Kelsie Ahbe

3:20 PM

M 100m Heats

Gavin Smellie, *Brendon Rodney

4:20 PM

M 10,000m Final

Mohammed Ahmed

*Pending earlier qualification

How to watch

CBC will have extensive coverage of the Canadian team throughout the World Championships, both on television and live streaming on

Tomorrow CBC will have live television coverage beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET, and another broadcast at 8:00 p.m. ET. Webcast viewers can tune in at 12:50 p.m. ET for full live coverage of day 1 at the World Championships.

Visit Athletics Canada’s World Championships info hub for a full daily Canadian schedule, team roster, athlete bios, CBC coverage information and more.

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