Canadian Olympic silver medalist Andre De Grasse of Scarborough, Ontario has won Canada’s fourth medal at the 2019 International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships in Doha, Qatar. On Tuesday, De Grasse won the silver medal in the men’s 200 metres.
De Grasse posted a second place time of 19.95 seconds, Noah Lyles of the United States won the gold medal with a time of 19.83 seconds. Alex Quinonez of Ecuador won the bronze medal with a time of 19.98 seconds. De Grasse reached the podium by .08 seconds. Adam Gemili of Great Britain finished in fourth place with a time of 20.03 seconds.
This was De Grasse’s first career medal in the men’s 200 metres at the IAAF World Championships and fourth medal overall. He had previously won bronze medals in the men’s 100 metres at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing and at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha. De Grasse also won bronze in the men’s 4×100 metre relay four years ago in Beijing.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, De Grasse won silver in the men’s 200 metres, bronze in the men’s 100 metres and bronze in the men’s 4×100 metre relay. The silver medal on Tuesday will give De Grasse confidence as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Canada’s other two medals (both bronze) at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha have come from Evan Dunfee of Richmond, British Columbia in the men’s 50 kilometre walk and Mohammed Ahmed of St. Catharines, Ontario in the men’s 5000 metres.