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Sage Watson is having a breakthrough year in her young professional career.

In fact, technically, the Medicine Hat, Alta., native has only been a pro for about two months, after graduating from the University of Arizona in the spring. She was the NCAA division 1 champion in 2017 as well.

The 23 year old ran a strong race against the best in the world, holding on to sixth place out of eight competitors in the final. Watson ran extraordinarily well in London, showing she’s quickly developing into a medal threat for Canada in 2020. With a PB of 54.52, Watson is not far off the Canadian record of 54.39, set by Rosey Edeh at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

American Kori Carter upset her teammate Dalilah Muhammad for the gold medal. Muhammad, who’s run one of the fastest times in history in the event, settled for silver. Jamaica’s Ristananna Tracey took bronze. 

Read our feature, “The Real Sage Watson.”

1 4323 Kori CARTER USAUSA 53.07 0.151
2 4357 Dalilah MUHAMMAD USAUSA 53.50 0.152
3 4047 Ristananna TRACEY JAMJAM 53.74 PB 0.178
4 3799 Zuzana HEJNOVÁ CZECZE 54.20 SB 0.151
5 4239 Léa SPRUNGER SUISUI 54.59 0.183
6 3746 Sage WATSON CANCAN 54.92 0.172
7 4375 Cassandra TATE USAUSA 55.43 0.216
8 3888 Eilidh DOYLE GBRGBR 55.71 0.157


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