Dylan Armstrong continues to throw well ahead of the Samsung Diamond League final, which is scheduled for Friday.
Armstrong, a Kamloops native who won bronze in the shot put at the world championships in Moscow in August, won a meet in Padua, Italy, on Sunday and was second in Zagreb, Croatia, on Tuesday.
At the Citta Di Padova in Padua, Armstrong set a meet record with a throw of 21.19 metres.
He followed up his gold-medal toss with a second-place effort at an IAAF World Finals event in Zagreb. Armstrong’s season-best throw of 21.45m was behind American Ryan Whiting, who won the event with a 21.60m effort.
Armstrong has been consistent over the past few weeks — he didn’t fault on any of his throws in Zagreb or Padua, nor did he fault in taking third in Zurich, Switzerland, last week. At the world championship, Armstrong also had six counters, not faulting once.
Armstrong will be flexing his muscles in Brussels on Friday, the last meet of the Diamond League season.
Rob Zimmer and The Daily News/Zimmer Wheaton Racing No. 3 Camaro just continue to roll at MotoPlex Speedway near Vernon.
Zimmer drove the Camaro to a second-place finish in Saturday night’s first dash, then won the second dash and placed fourth in the third dash.
Zimmer then won the 40-lap main event, allowing him to strengthen his overall points lead with two race cards (Sept. 14 and 28) left in the season.
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The Kamloops Blaze under-16 girls soccer team finished second at the Coquitlam Metro Ford Labour Day Tournament on the weekend.
The Blaze opened with a 1-1 draw against Surrey Guildford United, with Jenna Hardy scoring the Blaze goal.
Kamloops knocked off the Delta Coast Selects 1-0, thanks to a shutout from goalkeeper Brenna Worsfold. Sasha Sirianni scored the goal.
Another Worsfold shutout helped the Blaze defeat the Burnaby Selects 1-0, as Kelly Lloyd scored the game-winner.
The Blaze met host Coquitlam in the final, dropping a 2-1 decision on penalty kicks.
Hannah McDonald scored in regulation for the Blaze, with Emerson Hansen, Lloyd and Worsfold counting in the shootout.