Brianne Theisen Eaton won Canada’s second medal at the world championships with a silver in the women’s heptathlon.
In the last event of the heptathlon, the 800m, Theisen Eaton needed beat first-place Ganna Melnichenko of the Ukraine by about 4.5 seconds to move into first. She wasn’t able to do that but held onto her her second-place position to secure the silver medal.
Theisen Eaton husband Ashton Eaton, the world championships decathlon gold-medallist was cheering in the stands. Theisen Eaton joins Canada’s Damian Warner, who won a bronze in the decathlon, with a podium finish.
In fourth place after yesterday’s event, Theisen Eaton set a personal best of 6.37 metres in the long jump and had a strong showing in the javelin to move her into second place today.