Melissa Bishop finishes 5th in 800m at track worlds – CBC Sports

Canada’s Melissa Bishop finished fifth in the women’s 800-metres at the world track and field championships on Sunday in London, England.

The 29-year-old from Eganville, Ont., ran the event in one minute, 57.68 seconds.

Caster Semenya of South Africa won gold in 1:55.16 while Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi was second and American Ajee Wilson third.

Caster Semenya wins 800m gold, Canadian Melissa Bishop finishes 5th5:37

Bishop spoke about her mindset after the race, saying her result came down to a matter of execution. 

“It’s hard to process, but I’m happy to be healthy and be here,” Bishop told CBC Sports. “I didn’t execute my race and I think that sucks to do at a world championship final, but you gotta play your cards and hopefully you don’t make the same mistake next time.” 

Melissa Bishop: ‘I didn’t execute my race’1:19

Bishop raced to silver at the 2015 world championships in Beijing, but finished a heartbreaking fourth at last summer’s Rio Olympics.

It’s Canada’s first world championships without a medal since Edmonton in 2001.

Two years after capturing an historic eight medals at the world championships in Beijing, the Canadian team has been struck by major injuries and illness.

Trinidad and Tobago score upset win in relay

Trinidad and Tobago swept past the U.S. in the 4x400m relay to earn the last big upset of the world championships in the final event.

Lalonde Gordon stayed in the slipstream of Fred Kerley for most of the last lap but then pushed past the American to win in 2:58.12. The U.S. team was second in 2:58.61. Britain took bronze in 2:59.00.

The United States had not lost at the world championships since 2003, but the Americans did lose in the Olympic final at the 2012 London Games in the same stadium.

Felix, Francis lead U.S. to women’s 4x400m relay gold

Allyson Felix and Phyllis Francis won their second gold medals at the world championships by helping the U.S. win the 4x400m relay.

The favoured Americans, with 400 champion Francis running the anchor, won in 3:19.02. They finished about 50m ahead of silver medallist Britain. Poland took bronze.

Felix also won gold in the 4×100 relay on Saturday. The latest medal was the 16th of her career at the world championships, going back to 2005.

The relay gold also pushed the United States’ overall total in London to 29 medals, another American record at the world…

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