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Melissa Bishop

Birthdate : 5 August 1988

Birthplace : Canada

Hometown : Eganville, Ontario, Canada

Language : English

Provincial affiliation : Athletics Ontario

Club : Ottawa Lions T.f.c.

Coach : Dennis Fairall

Event specialization : 800m

Professional affiliation : Nike

Melisa Bishop is the Canadian record holder in the 800-metres. In 2012, Bishop competed for Canada at the London Summer Olympics in the 800-metres. She won gold in the 800-metres at the 2015 Pan Am Games. Bishop’s successful 2015 continued at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. In the semifinal, Bishop broke the Canadian 800-metre record with a time of 1:57.52. The following day she won the silver medal in the final. In 2016, Bishop established a new Canadian indoor record in the 800-metres running 2:00.19 at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

Bishop is a graduate of the University of Windsor and was the third Canadian woman to achieve a time under 2:00 minutes in the 800m.

  • 2015 World Championships Silver
  • 2015 Pan American Games Gold
  • Canadian record-holder 
600 MetreIndoor1:27.95Millrose GamesNew York2013-02-16
800 MetreIndoor2:00.19Glasgow Indoor Grand PrixGlasgow2016-02-20
1000 MetreIndoor2:39.77New Balance Indoor Grand PrixBoston2014-02-08
1500 MetreIndoor4:17.91Can Am Track ClassicWindsor2016-01-09
MileIndoor4:49.83Mike Lints Alumni OpenAllendale2013-01-18
Shot PutIndoor6.94mBlue & GoldWindsor2010-12-04
400 MetreOutdoor56.00American Milers SeriesIndianapolis2011-06-15
800 MetreOutdoor1:57.01Diamond League - Monaco - HerculisMonaco2017-07-21
1500 MetreOutdoor4:09.58Windsor OpenWindsor2016-05-21

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