Bishop Sets Record En Route To Finals

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Windsor Lancer runner Melissa Bishop set a new Canadian record in the women’s 800m event during competition at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. Bishop claimed top spot in the 3rd semi-final heat in a time of 1:57.52, qualifying first for the finals in two days time.

Her time was two seconds faster than her previous personal best.

Bishop has been having a winning summer after taking the gold medal in the 800m at the 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto, on July 22, running in a time of 1:59.62.

Canada’s other entry in the 800m was Fiona Benson of Trinity Western University in British Columbia. Benson also scored a personal best with a fifth place, and non-qualifying, 1:59.59.

She had set PB’s in the 1,500m and 3,000m events during the CIS Championships in March at Windsor’s St Denis Fieldhouse.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata