Canada’s Andre De Grasse has won the Gold Medal in the Men’s 200m event at the Tokyo Games.
GOLD FOR DE GRASSE 🥇— CBC Olympics (@CBCOlympics) August 4, 2021
Canada’s Andre De Grasse wins GOLD in the 200m 🇨🇦
This is the first time a Canadian has won the event since 1928 pic.twitter.com/RH8unC535q
De Grasse ran a national record time of 19.62 seconds for the win. It’s his second medal of the Games and his second straight Olympic medal in the 200m, following a silver at Rio 2016. His career medal count is five.
It’s the first time since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam that Canada has won Gold in the 200m.