Congratulations to Muriel Gieni for winning Athlete of the Month for May 2023!
Muriel Gieni established an amazing W65-69 Heptathlon Canadian Record at the Calgary Spring Challenge on May 13 and 14 (record to be ratified). Her score of 5046 is the best in the world so far; although this year is young, her score would have placed her second in the world last year. Her performances were better in the following three events of the current Heptathlon world record; 80m hurdles, 200m, and Shot Put. En route to her high overall score, Muriel set two additional Canadian W65 records, in 80m Hurdles 14.72s (wind 1.5) and High Jump 1.27m. Muriel Gieni resides in Saskatoon, trains with the Riversdale Athletics Club and is coached by Chris Schneider.
Photo credit: James Lively