Lancer Olympian Melissa Bishop will compete in the first round of the women’s 800m race, Wednesday August 8, in London’s Olympic Stadium. The top finishers will compete in semi-final heats August 9 to determine eight finalists to run in the medal round on August 11.
Wednesday’s quarter-final qualifiers begin at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time; they will be broadcast on TSN, channel 24 on Cogeco Cable in Windsor.
A two-time UWindsor grad, Bishop (BHK 2010, B.Ed 2011) was a star with the Lancer track team as a middle-distance runner. Her time of 1:59.82 at the Prefontaine classic meet in June made her just the third Canadian woman in history to run the event in less than two minutes.