Canadian De Grasse wins Olympic 200m gold

De Grasse is the first Olympic 200m champion since Jamaican Usain Bolt. (AP pic)

TOKYO: Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the men’s 200m gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics today with a scorching time of 19.62s, a national record.

De Grasse, who claimed the 100m bronze and 200m silver at the 2016 Olympics and 2019 World Championships, came into the turn third but surged past his rivals in the last 40m to claim victory.

The Canadian became the first Olympic 200m champion since Jamaican Usain Bolt, who won gold at three consecutive Olympics from the 2008 Beijing Games before retiring in 2017.

Kenny Bednarek of the US took the silver medal and his compatriot Noah Lyles claimed the bronze.

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