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Nova Scotia Sarah Mitton throws a Canadian indoor shot put record to win in New York

NEW YORK — Sarah Mitton threw a Canadian indoor record in the women's shot put on Saturday.

The 25-year-old from Liverpool, N.S., won the Dr. Sander Columbia College at The Armory with a throw of 19.16 metres.

That broke the previous mark of 18.81 set by Mitton's training partner Brittany Crew in 2020.

Mitton, who made her Olympic debut last summer in Tokyo but didn't advance out of the qualifying round, shattered her own personal best indoor throw of 18.00, and even topped her own outdoor best of 18.89 set last year.

Crew holds the Canadian outdoor record of 19.28, set in 2019.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 6, 2022

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