February 4th in Winston-Salem North Carolina
4-years-ago Bishop somehow didn't know she had qualified for the London Olympics until her boyfriend told her. She went out in the first round there, but comes to Rio shooting for a medal.
Bishop started out as a sprinter, still does interviews with the first reporter that ever wrote a story on her and says her first ever "fashion disaster" was a pink velour soft suit with bell bottoms.
De Grasse won the 100 in 9.99 as Melissa Bishop broke the meet record with 1:59.32. Brandon McBride won the men's race by almost a second in 1:45.25. In the men's 1500 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot beat out Justin Knight and Nate Brannen and Gabriela Stafford beat out Nicole Sifuentes. Mohammed Ahmed won the 5K with Cam Levins only 7th. *Results
*Canada Names Their Olympic Team We're happy to see they named Lanni Marchant in both the 10K and marathon. Levins not named in either the 5K or 10K even though he had the standard in both from last year.
Siffan Hassan ran 4:01.40 in the women's race as Gudaf Tsegay set a indoor Jr. record in 4:01.81. Adam Kszczot (1:46.23), Melissa Bishop (2:00.19) and Nancy Chepkwemoi (8:49) were the other distance winners.
Other top matchups include Adam Kszczot vs Mohammed Aman over 800 and Siffan Hassan vs Dawit Seyaum over 1500. Ayanleh Souleiman and Melisssa Bishop lead the men's 1500 and women's 800.
Bishop is best friends with a hammer thrower, thinks Ashton Eaton is the greatest athlete she's ever seen and loves to bake.
Bishop says that adrenaline got her through the rounds in Beijing as she could barely sleep after breaking the Canadian NR in the semi-final.
Taoufik Makhloufi vs Robert Biwott in the 1500, World champ Marina Arzamasova vs silver medalist Melissa Bishop, 1500 silver medalist Faith Kipyegon and Burundi’s Francine Nyonsaba in the 800 and Adam Kszcot vs Qatar's Musaeb Abdulman Balla in the men's 800.
Bishop walked away with a silver medal after setting a 2-second PR in the semi-final with 1:57.52.
Jeff Henderson (LJ), Shamier Little (400H), Kibwe Johnson (hammer) all took gold.
*Wednesday AM Recap Ryan Martin and Clayton Murphy win her 800 semis to make Thursday's final.
*USA Athlete Quotes From Montano And Other Medalists Montano said it was an "electric" experience losing to Bishop as she won gold on home soil.
*More USA Athlete Quotes Including Ryan Martin And Clayton Murphy
Bishop won in 1:59.62 to Montano's 1:59.76.
Bishop: “Ugghhh!!! I know, it’s right there, eh. It does become (a mental thing) because you’re so focused on hitting your splits that — sometimes you just need to put it out of your head and friggin’ run." Nate Brannen's wife is 8-months pregnant so he was bummed to miss the extra $4000 for breaking 3:56 as he won in 3:57.
Eric Avila was 5th and AJ Acosta 6th, both just over 4-minutes. Canada's Melissa Bishop won the 800 (2:00.06) as Erica Moore was 3rd (2:02.14) and Sarah Brown won the mile in 4:26.67 with NCAA 1500 champ Shelby Houlihan 6th (4:33.52).