Sim smashes personal best

She has proven herself at all levels of competition, most recently at the IAAF World Youth Championships

Glynis Sim

She has proven herself at all levels of competition, most recently at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia last weekend.

Representing Canada, Glynis Sim finished sixth in the the 2,000-metre steeplechase final, and shattered her personal best time by seven seconds with a time of 6:45:58.

Overall, 31 competitors from 22 countries competed in the 2,000-m women’s steeplechase event.

Sim ran in the second of two heats finishing fifth, with a time of 6:59.10, qualifying in the 10th spot out of 15 available.

Two days later, in the final, Sim ran the race of her life, finishing only 10 seconds off the podium.

She said before heading to Cali, her goal was to set a new personal best.

Vernon’s Hannah Bennison, competing in the 3,000-m event, finished eighth, and Sean Bergman from Kelowna competing in the boy’s 2,000-m steeple chase event finished in 10th.

Overall Canada finished 14th in the points standings and 22nd in the medal standings with two silver and one bronze medal.

In total, 1,424 athletes from 156 countries competed in the ninth edition of the youth championships.

 

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