Nedow wins discus bronze

While the Nedow name is quite synonymous with podium finishes at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, this time the first name was slightly different.

Thomas Nedow, the younger brother of Olympic shot putter Tim Nedow, won his first national medal today in the under 20 men’s discus competition with a lifetime best toss of 54.07m. The effort added more than a metre and a half to his previous best.

“It was a big PB and a tough competition, so I was glad to come and hit that [PB] and get a medal,” said Nedow about today’s effort.

Following his silver medal performance at the OFSAA championships, Thomas set his focus on the Pan Am Junior standard of 51.50m, missing narrowly on multiple occassions.

While he won’t be going to Peru for the area championships, Nedow was very happy with his performance Friday. “It feels really good. That was my goal for the whole year. It did make me mad I didn’t get it in time, but now I finally got it, so I’m pretty happy with it.

Competition is not over for the Thousand Islands Secondary School grad as he will contest the shot put tomorrow evening at 5pm.

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