Melissa Bishop post-worlds: “These girls are competing just like we are”

Melissa Bishop is asked about her competitors in the women's 800m final following the IAAF World Championships in London

August 13th, 2017 by | Posted in London 2017, Racing | Tags: , ,

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Watch Melissa Bishop’s post-race interview with CBC Sports at the 2017 IAAF World Championships as she’s asked about the ongoing controversy in regards to hyperandrogenism, Caster Semenya and the women’s 800m.

“These girls are competing just like we are,” she says when CBC Sports’ Perdita Felicien asks the 29-year-old from Eganville, Ont. about her thoughts on whether the women’s 800m has a “level playing field” and whether she and her competitors put “much thought into it.” The interview was conducted shortly after the women’s 800m final on Sunday in London.


Bishop, the Canadian record holder in the 800m, finished fifth and was unable to reach the podium for the second consecutive IAAF World Championships after winning silver in Beijing in 2015. Bishop ran 1:57.68 with Semenya taking the victory in 1:55.16.

Read the full race report, with race video, here.