Andre De Grasse wins gold for Canada in 200m at Tokyo Olympics
Andre De Grasse has claimed the gold medal in the 200m at the Tokyo Olympics, running in a blazingly fast 19.62 in the men's final on Wednesday morning.
GOLD FOR DE GRASSE 🥇— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
Canada's Andre De Grasse wins GOLD in the 200m 🇨🇦
This is the first time a Canadian has won the event since 1928 pic.twitter.com/RH8unC535q
It's the first time a Canadian has won the 200m in 93 years.
A moment sweeter than maple syrup 🇨🇦— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
And just as golden 🥇 pic.twitter.com/3i8dxaglvA
Canadian teammate and Toronto-born Aaron Brown came in sixth place.
"If this man ever has to buy a beer in Canada again, I'll eat my hat" pic.twitter.com/0ZKSMU4i62— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
This is De Grasse's fifth Olympic medal, making him one of Canada's most decorated athletes. He previously won bronze in the 100m at Tokyo and three medals at the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro including a silver in the 200m.
"Love you, have a good day!" - Andre De Grasse, to his family, after he just became an Olympic champion 😭 pic.twitter.com/Uis9HQFnDU— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
De Grasse and Brown compete next in the men's 100m relay. The first heats start tonight with the final taking place on Friday.
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