Canadian shot put Olympian Dylan Armstrong wins bronze

Dylan Armstrong of Canada celebrates winning bronze medal in the men's shot put final during the...

Dylan Armstrong of Canada celebrates winning bronze medal in the men's shot put final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 16, 2013. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach)

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Thanks to Dylan Armstrong's bronze Friday, Canada's track and field squad has tied the country's highest medal total at a world championships.

Armstrong, a 32-year-old from Kamloops, B.C., threw a season-best 21.34 metres in the men's shot put event to claim the third place finish. Germany's David Storl won gold with a 21.73m toss, while American Ryan Whitling took silver at 21.57m.

At the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, which wraps up Sunday, Canada now has four medals.

Previously, high-jumper Derek Drouin (bronze), heptathlete Brianne Theisen-Eaton (silver), and decathlete Damian Warner (bronze) picked up hardware for Canada.


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