Melissa Bishop Finishes Shy Of A Medal, But With Canadian Record

RIO DE JANEIRO — Canada’s Melissa Bishop just missed out on an Olympic medal after finishing fourth in the women’s 800 metres on Saturday at the Rio Olympics.

The 28-year-old of Eganville, Ont., set a Canadian record with a time of one minute 57.02 seconds, but was passed just before the finish line by Kenya’s Margaret Wambui and denied a spot on the podium.

Caster Semenya of South Africa won gold in 1:55.28, followed by Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi in 1:56.49 and Wambui in 1:56.89.

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