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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  • 👋See you next time London. That's a wrap on the #IAAFWorlds
  • Like what #TeamCanada is wearing at #IAAFWorlds? You can own an authentic singlet or airborne top by visiting #London2017
  • 🏃‍♀️💨⬅️ Run fast turn left. Melissa Bishop goes for the podium in the 800m today at 3:10pm ET. Watch it live on or CBC TV. #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada #YaBish
  • Depending on where you live in 🇨🇦 you need to set your ⏰ for an early wake up (East coast) or stay up late (West coast). Ben Thorne won 🥈 at the last World Championships, Evan Dunfee was 4th in Rio #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • 🇨🇦 will be in the 4️⃣✖️1️⃣ final today at #IAAFWorlds at 4:50pm ET after qualifying in the heats with a time of 38.48. They're looking to go even faster to secure a 🏅. #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • 🇨🇦 men are into tonight's 4x100m final with a time of 38.48. @gavinsmellie ▶️ @kingsleysc ▶️ @buckkyjr ▶️ @boladicus #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • A driven and determined Geneviève Lalonde lowers her 🇨🇦 record in the steeplechase once again. 9:29.99 is the new mark and her season isn't over yet #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • Melissa Bishop is into the 800m final with one simple 🎯, getting on the podium and bringing that 🏅 home for the Big Dawg (Coach Dennis Fairall) #YaBish #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #TeamCanada
  • Damian Warner is through 3 of 10 decathlon events at #IAAFWorlds currently sitting in 6th place. Still to come today for the decathlon is the high jump and 400m. #London2017 #Multis #CombinedEvents #TeamWarner #TeamCanada
  • Activate #BeastMode. Race to the finish line. Advance to 200m final. 1st 🇨🇦 woman in a World Champs 200m final since Angela Bailey in 1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣3️⃣ #IAAFWorlds #London2017
  • 👐 What a gutsy effort by Sage Watson, left everything on the track and finished 6th in the 400mH at #IAAFWorlds. Onto the 4x400m where 🇨🇦 looks to improve on a 4th place finish from the Rio Games #London2017
  • Calm, cool and collected. Melissa Bishop is into tomorrow's 800m semi-finals #IAAFWorlds #London2017 #YaBish
  • Canada's Speed 👸 enters action today at #IAAFWorlds. Her quest for a 🏅 starts today. You can watch live on #YaBish
  • For the first time ever at the World Championships 🇨🇦 will field 2 finalists in the men's 5000m final. Mohammed Ahmed, 8th in the 10000m, and Justyn Knight, who ran like a seasoned vet in his #IAAFWorlds debut, ran magnificent races to make history. Good luck on the final guys. Hopefully it's not ☔️ as much. #London2017
  • Big fist pump ✊. Brittany Crew registers Canada's BEST FINISH EVER in women's shot at a World Championships. 6th place to establish herself as one of the best throwers in the 🌎 #IAAFWorlds #London2017
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