‘Ottawa’ Andre De Grasse Wins Silver Medal in 200-metre Sprint
RIO DE JANEIRO – Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the silver medal in the men’s 200-metre final at the Rio Olympics on Thursday night.
The 21-year-old sprint star from Markham, Ont., finished in 20.02 seconds.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt took gold for the third consecutive Olympics in 19.78.
France’s Christophe Lemaitre was third in 20.12 seconds.
De Grasse is the first Canadian to win two individual track medals in the same Olympics since 1932.
De Grasse could add a third medal in the 4×100 relay final, where Canada is looking for redemption after a lane violation four years ago in London cost them a bronze medal, and left the runners in tears.
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