Former Lancer runner finishes hearbreaking fifth at worlds
Canada's Melissa Bishop reacts to her fourth place finish in the women's 800-metre final behind South Africa's gold medallist Caster Semenya at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, August 20, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Frank Gunn)
Published Sunday, August 13, 2017 5:26PM EDT
Former Windsor Lancer Melissa Bishop finished fifth in the women’s 800 metres at the World Track and Field Championships in London, England.
It was a devastating loss for Bishop, who finished in one minutes, 57.68 seconds.
The 29-year-old from Eganville, Ont., had hoped to get on the podium.
Caster Semenya of South Africa won gold in 1:55.16.
Bishop raced to silver at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, but finished a heartbreaking fourth at last summer’s Rio Olympics.