October 15, 2021

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Tokyo Games: Andre de Grasse 200m Olympic champion in

Tokyo Games: Andre de Grasse 200m  Olympic champion in

Andre de Grasse became the Olympic champion after Usain Bolt of Canada in the 200 meters in Tokyo on Wednesday.

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True, de Gross was the last 100m to cross the finish line 19.62 seconds after the start. This is a new personal and national mark, surpassing his own record of 19.73 in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

In this event he was adorned with silver in Rio, losing at the hands of Bolt. The smile shared by two people at their semi-final finish line is one of the highlights of this Olympics.

The 26-year-old athlete received his fifth Olympic medal, his first gold. He did 100m last weekend, just as he did in Brazil five years ago. Won the bronze medal in. He will be able to expand his collection to 4 x 100 m, whose qualifications are scheduled for Thursday morning in Tokyo.

“I’m so happy, I’m so proud of myself, I did,” De Gross said at the microphone after his race at Race-Canada. I look forward to this moment. I’m so proud now, Olympic champion. I know everyone in the house will support me, my family, my friends. I can not speak, I can not believe. ”

Aaron Brown of Canada was also in the final and finished sixth in 20.20. Americans Kenneth Bednarek and Noah Liles completed the podium in 19.68 s and 19.74 s, respectively.

A new national brand for Genevieve

Earlier, the Canadian set a new Canadian record in the 3000m steeplechase in Geneva, but finished 11th.E Final rank of this event.

The man, who was born in Montreal and lives in New Brunswick, completed the test at 9:22:40. She improved her mark in the semifinals by 24 per cent.

Uganda Peruth Chemutai (9: 01.45), American Courtney Frerix (9: 04.79) and Kenya Hyvin Kyeng (9: 05.39) took the podium.

One of the two sisters in the final

In the 1500m, Gabriela Debussy-Stafford is set for the third time in the semi-finals and will be in the final stage of the competition. It took 3.58.28 to cross the Ontario finish line.

Lucia Stafford set her personal best time of 4: 02.12. She finished 13 thoughE And was unable to join his sister in the final.

His native Keira Constantine set the 15th fastest time in the 400m semi-finals in 51.22 seconds. She did not qualify for the final.

In good pose

The collection of medals in athletics may increase. Halfway through the decathlon competition, the Canadians were well placed, Damien Warner leading and Pierce Lపేpez third.

After winning the 100m and long jump events, Warner finished 11th with shot put, high jump and 400m.E, Eighth and third rows. He has 4,722 points, 81 more than Australian Ashley Moloney and 197 more than LePage. The latter is 160 points ahead of American Steven Bastian.

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These events will continue and close on Thursday.

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