OSLO, Norway (June 15) – Sarah Mitton, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion from Canada, triumph in the women’s Shot Put competition at the 2023 Oslo Bislett Games Wanda Diamond League meeting held on Thursday. She unleashed a solid throw of 19.54 meters to clinch the title.
Mitton wasted no time in making an impact, achieving the winning mark on her very first attempt during the opening round of the competition. She nearly replicated that distance in round two, with a formidable throw measuring 19.52 meters. Read more: How to watch the 2023 Oslo Bislett Games Diamond League?
“I had a few bad meets and a few people stopped believing in you but you know what you are working on and you need to trust,” said Mitton, who finished 5th in Rabat and 9th in Paris.
“I have had a lot of really good training and I knew that it would eventually come together. I always try to believe myself as much as I can. I knew we had a really solid field of throwers today so I just wanted to make sure that my first throw counts. I came with a big energy and it worked.”
The United States’ Maggie Ewen, who recently secured third place at the Paris Diamond League, improved one spot higher today, securing second place with a best mark of 19.52 meters. The 28-year-old is the world leader with a remarkable 20.45-meter throw, and currently holds the second position in the overall standings of the Wanda Diamond League women’s shot put.
Jamaica’s Danniel Thomas-Dodd claimed the third spot with a throw of 19.44 meters. Notably, the same distance was achieved by both the world champion, Chase Ealey of the United States, and the World Indoor champion, Auriol Dongmo of Portugal.
Dongmo, who currently leads the Diamond League with 20 points.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands’ European Championships golden girl, Jessica Schilder, who is also a world bronze medalist, faced a challenging day, as she was unable to register a mark in any of her three attempts.
Oslo Bislett Games Shot Put Results
- Sarah Mitton (CAN) – 19.54
- Maggie Ewen (USA) – 19.52
- Danniel Thomas-Dodd (JAM) – 19.44
- Chase Ealey (USA) – 19.44
- Auriol Dongmo (POR) – 19.44
- Adelaide Aquilla (USA) – 19.17SB
- Axelina Johansson (SWE) – 18.72
- Sara Gambetta (GER) – 18.37
- Fanny Roos (SWE) – NM
- Jessica Schilder (NED) – NM