Thursday, August 5, 2021 00:52 AM (GMT+7)
Canadian runner Andre De Grasse set a national record, with a gold medal in the men’s 200m at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics tonight.
Andre De Grasse has an amazing sprint to finish first with a record of 19 seconds 62 on the 200m run tonight. This is the best achievement of the athlete born in 1994, helping him set a new national record.
Andre De Grasse’s performance is even more remarkable when competing in hot weather conditions, the temperature rises to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, there is no wind and the air humidity is up to 70%.
“It’s great every time you beat your own best. Even better when you come back to the podium to receive the medal,” De Grasse shared quickly with CBC.
Regularly playing “supporting roles” in the shining performances of Jamaican legend Usain Bolt, De Grasse has shown his remarkable maturity at this year’s Olympics. After winning silver in the 200m at the 2016 Tokyo Olympics, he realized his dream of changing the color of his medal.
More specifically, De Grasse now has 5 Olympic medals, becoming the rare athlete to win medals in all the events in which he participates. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, besides the 200m silver medal, he also won 2 bronze medals in the 100m and 4x100m relay. At this year’s Olympics, the athlete born in 1994 also won the men’s 100m bronze medal with a time of 9 seconds 89.
This is the first time a Canadian athlete has won a medal in the 200m, since Percy Williams made the feat with a gold medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.
Two American athletes Kenny Bednarek and world No. 1 Noah Lyles won silver and bronze respectively with the parameters 19 seconds 68 and 19 seconds 74.
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