Canada’s Sarah Mitton earned silver in the women’s shot put at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.
Mitton of Brooklyn, N.S., had a top throw of 20.08 metres, which was a season-best, from her fifth of six attempts.
American Chase Ealey repeated as world champion with a season-best 20.43, while China’s Lijiao Gong (19.69) earned bronze.
It is the first worlds medal of Mitton’s career.
The 27-year-old was tied for bronze with the Netherlands’ Jessica Schilder at the 2022 worlds but lost her spot on the podium on a tiebreaker, with Schilder having had the next furthest throw.
Mitton is a three-time national champion and 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medalist and owns the Canadian record at 20.33.