Brittany Crew of Mississauga, Ontario and Canadian Olympic silver medalist Andre De Grasse of Scarborough, Ontario each earned a medal on Friday at the Diamond League event in Lausanne, Switzerland. Crew won a silver medal in the women’s shot put and De Grasse won the bronze medal in the men’s 200 metres.
In the women’s shot put, Crew posted a throw of 18.46 metres. Christina Schwanitz of Germany won the gold medal with 19.04 metres. Fanny Roos of Sweden won the bronze medal with 18.41 metres. Crew reached the podium by 0.1 metres over Danniel Thomas-Dodd of Jamaica, who was in fourth place with 18.36 metres.
De Grasse had a third place time in the men’s 200 metres of 19.92 seconds. Noah Lyles won the gold medal with a personal best time of 19.5 seconds. Alex Quinonez of Spain won the silver medal with a time of 19.87 seconds, a Spanish national record. De Grasse reached the podium by 0.03 seconds over fellow Canadian, Aaron Brown of Toronto, Ontario who was in fourth place with a time of 19.95 seconds.
De Grasse moves into fifth place in the men’s 200 metres in the Diamond League standings with 14 points. Quinonez and Ramil Guliyev of Turkey are tied for the lead with 31 points. In the women’s shot put, Crew is in seventh with seven points. Chase Ealey of the United States leads with 24 points.
De Grasse won three medals for Canada at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He won a silver medal in the men’s 200 metres, and a bronze medal in the men’s 100 metres and men’s 4×100 metre relay. The medals for De Grasse and Crew will boost their confidence as they prepare for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.