De Grasse doubles up on Olympic sprint medals with Rio 200 metre silver

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Andre De Grasse

Canada has completed a 100m/200m Olympic sprint medals double with Andre De Grasse finding the podium on Thursday night in Rio de Janeiro.

Winning silver in 20.02 seconds, De Grasse added a 200 metre medal to his 100m bronze won on Sunday.

Usain Bolt won gold for Jamaica in 19.78, his third consecutive Olympic 200m title. Christophe Lemaitre won bronze in 20.12.

De Grasse is the first Canadian male to win medals in the 100m and 200m at the same Olympics since Percy Williams did it at Amsterdam 1928.

[CSIO Note: Andre received support from CSIO through the Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative in 2013.]

Story and Photo from the Canadian Olympic Committee | Olympic.ca

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