Bishop Just Misses Olympic Podium
Only 13-one-hundredths of a second is what separated Eganville’s Melissa Bishop from the Olympic podium in the 800 meters on Saturday.
The 28-year-old finished fourth with a time of 1:57.02 after Kenya’s Margaret Wambui just edged Bishop in the final straightaway.
Bishop went into the final races with a first place finish in the event’s first heats heading into this weekend.
The town of Eganville held special events for the races as the Eganville District Public School opened its doors this weekend.
The Canadian multi-record holder went into the Olympics with the third fastest time of the year after competing in Edmonton last month.
Canada came out of the Olympics with 22 medals in total.