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Canada’s Andre De Grasse wins bronze in males’s 100m ultimate at Tokyo Olympics

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TOKYO — Canada’s Andre De Grasse has claimed the bronze medal within the males’s 100 metres for the second straight Olympics.

The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., overcame a tough begin and raced to 3rd in a personal-best time of 9.89 seconds.

Italy’s Lamont Jacobs took the gold in 9.80 seconds, adopted by American Fred Kerley in 9.84 seconds. All three medallists ran private bests.

It is Canada’s first observe and subject medal on the Tokyo Olympics. It is also the most recent piece of {hardware} within the occasion for De Grasse, who received bronze within the 100 in each the 2016 Olympics and 2019 world championships.

Two hours earlier, De Grasse ran 9.98 to complete second in his semifinal and seventh general.

De Grasse is the primary Canadian male to climb the medal podium in Tokyo. Led by swimming celebrity Penny Oleksiak, ladies had captured all of Canada’s 13 earlier medals.

De Grasse could have a time off earlier than he is again on the observe for the 200 heats and semifinal on Tuesday. He captured silver within the 200 at each the 2016 Olympics and 2019 world championships.

There was no clear-cut favorite within the males’s 100 this yr with the retirement of Usain Bolt. The Jamaican celebrity and world record-holder (9.58) captured gold and silver within the 100 and 200 within the Beijing, London and Rio, and what the media dubbed his “bromance” with fellow Puma athlete De Grasse was an entertaining storyline in Rio.

American Christian Coleman, the reigning world 100-metre champion and the sprinter thought of De Grasse’s largest problem in Tokyo, is serving a doping suspension by way of Could of subsequent yr.

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