Andre De Grasse of Scarborough, Ontario is now an Olympic gold medalist. On Wednesday, De Grasse raced to a time of 19.62 seconds, and in the process broke his own Canadian national record of 19.73 seconds, which he set in the semifinals.
De Grasse won the Olympic gold medal by six one-hundredths of a second. Kenneth Bednarek of the United States won the silver medal with a time of 19.68. Noah Lyles of the United States, the reigning world champion in the men’s 200 metres, won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with a time of 19.74 seconds.
This was De Grasse’s fifth Olympic medal of his career, and first gold medal. He previously won silver in the men’s 200 metres at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and the bronze medal in the men’s 4×100 metre relay at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. De Grasse has a third chance for an Olympic medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 when he competes in the men’s 4×100 metre relay. The final for the event takes place on Saturday at 7:50 a.m. MT.
At the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Canada has now won 15 medals (four gold medals, four silver medals and seven bronze medals). They are in 13th place in the overall medal standings.