Tokyo Olympics; Canada’s Andre de Grasse wins gold in men’s 200m

Canada’s Andre de Grasse wins gold in men’s 200m final at Tokyo Olympics. He could complete the race at a time of 19.62 seconds, ahead of USA’s Kenny Bednarek and Noah Lyles who won silver and bronze respectively. It is one of the best in his career. Despite being one of the best sprinters in the world for years, Andre had never won a world or Olympic title till now. He had won silver in the 200m at the 2016 Olympics and bronze in the 100m in Rio and Tokyo.

In the previous 100 meters race, Andre couldn’t win the position and despite having to settle for a bronze medal, he won gold in the 200m.

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Although Andre couldn’t break former racer Usain Bolt’s record of 19.30 seconds, he won gold with his personal best time at the Olympics.

Andre De Grasse paid tribute to his rival at the finish line. “You push me, man, you motivate me,” he said to the American.

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