Melissa Bishop finishes sixth in heat, does not advance 0
Melissa Bishop holds a Canadian flag at the track next to the St. Denis Centre in Windsor, Ont. on Tuesday, July 17. Bishop will be representing Canada in the 800-metre run at the Summer Olympics Games in London this summer.
Eganville's Melissa Bishop finished sixth in her 800m heat Wednesday morning and did not advance to the Olympic semifinals.
“It was a technical race to get to the semis," the 24-year-old middle distance runner said after the race. "I was there but I was a bit impatient and I think kicked to fast. It happens but not the way I wanted it to go.”
No matter how she finished, the village was behind their hometown hero as approximately 700 people gathered at the Eganville Arena to cheer on Bishop.
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