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Sarah Mitton sets new Canadian record for shot put

Sarah Mitton won her third gold medal at the NACAC Championships in the Bahamas in the summer of 2022. Photo: CKBW files.

While competing at the Throws U 2024 Series meeting in Fleetwood Pennsylvania, Liverpool, Nova Scotia native Sarah Mitton recorded the farthest shot throw of the year in the women’s competition.

Her throw of 20.68 meters was also Mitton’s new personal best and set a new Canadian record.

Her previous top throw was 20.33 meters.

The timing is ideal now that Mitton is in good shape ahead of her second Olympic Games this summer in Paris. She will look to improve on her 28th-place finish from her Olympic debut at the 2021 Tokyo Games.