Women’s Track & Field
Sarah Mitton, a Canadian shotputter from Nova Scotia and two-time FISU World University Games participant, credits a technique change for the gold medal she won at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Napoli.
At the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei, the University of Windsor graduate finished tenth in the event that was won by her Canadian teammate Brittany Crew.
Two years later, propelled by a new way of throwing the shot put, she found the top of the podium herself.
“I’d come a long way in the two years,” she said. “I switched from the glide technique in 2017 to the rotational technique in 2018. That led into my bigger performances and better throws at the FISU Games in 2019. Winning gold was the icing on the cake.”