Andre de Grasse of Canada easily reached the 200-meter final in Tokyo on Tuesday.
De Gross finished the event in 19.73 seconds, the fastest time in the semi-finals and a Canadian record. In the final, he tries to do better than he did five years ago in Rio, where he finished behind Usain Bolt and was decorated with silver.
Accompanying him was another representative of the maple leaf, Aaron Brown, who won the second wave of the semi-finals in the “photo-finish”. He showed a time of 19.99, equivalent to the Liberian Joseph Funbulle and the American Noah Liles.
The final will take place on Wednesday.
Mohammed Ahmed and Justin Knight qualified for the 5000m final. Ahmed reached the 13th fastest lap in the first lap, but the second in the first wave was very slow, reaching 13: 38.96. In this wave, his compatriot Lucas Broochet (13: 44.08) failed to qualify.
Meanwhile, Knight finished third in the second wave at 13: 30.22 and will also be in the final on Friday.
In the hammer throw final, Canadian Cameron Rogers finished long in the top 3, shooting 74.35 meters. However, she finished fifth.
On the men’s side, Tim Nedo did not reach the shot put final, finishing 31st and finishing last with a throw of 19.42 meters.