Nedow 16th at World Championships

They say the more things change, the more they stay the same. Such was the case for shot putter Tim Nedow today at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Nedow finished 16th in this morning’s qualifying round with a best of 20.09m. It was a familiar placing as Nedow finished in the same position a year ago in Rio. Only the top 12 athletes advanced to tomorrow’s final.

After his 20.09m put in the second round, Nedow was poised to make a final push towards the final. “I thought I was going to hit one big because I knew I had to. I just missed it and another 20m throw.”

“I was ready to throw far,” said the Brockville native after the event. “The competition level this year, I knew it was going to take more. I think it took 20.50 something which is the best ever.”

The Ottawa Lions are back in action in London on Thursday when Melissa Bishop takes to the track in the 800m heats at 2:25 pm eastern. Bishop is the defending silver medalist in the event.