Commonwealth Sport Canada (CSC) and Athletics Canada announced on June 21 the list of 33 athletes who have been selected to represent Team Canada at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, U.K., from July 28 to Aug. 8.
Notable track athletes who have been selected are Andre De Grasse, Evan Dunfee, Aaron Brown, John Gay, Lucia Stafford and Pierce LePage, who won silver in the decathlon at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.
In 2018, Team Canada came away with two gold medals, six silver and one bronze. LePage and Brown are the only two returning medallists for Team Canada on the track. while Alysha Newman (pole vault) and Christabel Nettey (long jump) return to defend their 2018 Commonwealth Games medals for Canada on the field side.
Athletes were selected to the team based on their proximity, in World Athletics points, to the AC standard in their respective events. The standards set by Athletics Canada were calculated using the average of the previous top-three performances among Commonwealth nations (limited to three per country) over the 2018, 2019 and 2021 competition seasons (2020 season excluded due to pandemic).
The athletics events at the Commonwealth Games will begin on July 30 at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham and end with the women’s and men’s 4x400m relay on Sunday, Aug. 7.
Athletes named to the 2022 Commonwealth Games team
Men’s 10 km race walk: Evan Dunfee
Women’s 4x400m relay: Kyra Constantine, Natassha McDonald, Lauren Gale, Aiyanna Stiverne, Zoe Sherar
Men’s 4x100m relay: Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney, Malachi Murray
Men’s decathlon: Pierce LePage
Men’s 400m hurdles: Malik Metivier
Women’s 800m: Lindsey Butterworth, Madeleine Kelly
Women’s 1,500m: Lucia Stafford
Men’s 1,500m: William Paulson
Women’s 100m hurdles: Michelle Harrison
Men’s 3,000m steeplechase: John Gay
Women’s 400m hurdles: Noelle Montcalm
Women’s 5,000m: Julie-Anne Staehli
In addition to the track athletes, these are the field athletes competing: Alysha Newman (pole vault), Brittany Crew (shot put), Christabel Nettey (long jump), Ethan Katzberg (hammer throw), Elizabeth Gleadle (javelin throw), Rowan Hamilton (hammer throw), Jillian Weir (hammer throw), Camryn Rogers (hammer throw), Sarah Mitton (shot put), Adam Keenan (hammer throw), Anicka Newell (pole vault) and Kaila Butler (hammer throw).
Athletes named to multiple events will be communicated at a later date.