Ethan Katzberg and Camryn Rogers, the world champions, are prepared and have their tickets to Paris ready.

At the Canadian Olympic trials on Wednesday in Montreal, Katzberg won the men’s hammer throw and broke the Olympic standard once more with a championship-record throw of 82.60 metres. Rogers achieved the same feat, winning the women’s hammer throw with a distance of 75.05 metres.

On Wednesday, only these two athletes—who happen to be the world’s best hammer throwers—were awarded spots for the forthcoming Olympics.

Nanaimo, British Columbia’s Katzberg has had a fantastic year following a breakthrough 2023 campaign. In April, the 22-year-old began his career with the longest throw in history—84.38 meters—in the world. On Wednesday, he threw over 80 metres for the sixth time in eight tournaments.

In 2023, he broke the Canadian record with a distance of 81.25 metres to win the world title.

At the global championships, Richmond, British Columbia’s Rogers took home silver in 2022 and gold in 2023. On June 21 in Spain, the 25-year-old equaled her season-best distance of 77.76 metres.

In the men’s under-20 hammer throw, Jake McEachern won with a personal best of 67.32. With a best throw of 50.40 metres, Elise Drake led the women’s U20 hammer throw rankings.

Topics #AthleteAchievement #CanadianTrials #HammerThrow #OlympicQualifiers