Crew gives #Rio2016 her best ‘shot’

crewYork University Lions track and field athlete Brittany Crew finished in 18th place in the women’s shot put at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

For Crew, an East York, Ont. native who has competed for the Lions for three seasons and is the two-time reigning female athlete of the year, it was a strong performance at her first Games after coming into the event ranked 27th.

Her best toss of the day came in her third and final attempt, a 17.45m result that did not surpass the automatic qualifying mark of 18.40m or put her into the top 12, thus ending her competition. But despite that, the 22-year-old gained plenty of experience on the international scene and is well poised for future success as only four of the 36 athletes in the field were younger than her.

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