Liz Gleadle set a new Canadian record in the javelin Sunday at the Harry Jerome Track Classic at Swangard Stadium.
The 23-year-old graduate of Kitsilano secondary launched her javelin 61.15 metres to meet the Olympic qualifying A standard of 61.00 metres.
She broke her own record of 59.85 metres and will punch her ticket to the 2012 London Olympics with a top-three finish at the Canadian Olympic trials at the end of the month in Calgary.
I love this meet, I love competing at home, my whole family was going to be here, and it was exactly what I wanted to do, said Gleadle, who trains in Lethbridge, Alta. and set the record on her first attempt.
She told the Canadian Press, As soon as it left my hand, it was like, Yes, this is it!
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