De Grasse grabs Olympic bronze at the 100 metres in Rio

Sunday, August 14, 2016
Andre De Grasse

Canada’s 21-year-old sprinter Andre De Grasse won the bronze medal on Sunday in the Olympic 100 metre final.

Finishing third to now triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin in second, De Grasse clocked a time of 9.91 seconds for his place on the podium.

This is Canada’s first Olympic 100m medal at the Olympic Games since Donovan Bailey won gold in world record fashion in Atlanta 1996.

[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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