Canada’s Andre de Grasse wins 200m event

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins 200m event

Canada’s Andre de Grasse added gold to his growing collection of minor medals by winning the 200m (m), Kenya a double in the men’s 800m and Peruth Chemutai another night (Japan time) to record Uganda’s history in athletics at the Tokyo Olympics. Great made for. This Wednesday (4).

It all follows another huge world record in the morning 400m hurdles, when Sidney McLaughlin beat fellow American Delilah Muhammad on the super-fast track, and new shoe technology continues to make fun of historical comparisons.

De Grasse, who has run under Usain Bolt’s shadow for most of his career, has won six bronze medals and two silver medals in individual races and international relays, but he is a machine in Tokyo.

Showing right judgment, he overtook leader Noah Lyles and set a Canadian record of 19s62, becoming the eighth fastest man in history at this distance.

“In 2016, I was a boy, and inexperienced, but now I have high hopes of coming out with a medal,” said the 26-year-old, who won silver in Rio de Janeiro in the 200m behind Bolt.

“I wanted to show that all my injuries are behind me, and that I can win the gold medal,” he declared.

Three runners from the United States followed (Kenny Bednarek, Lyles and Arianne Knighton, 17), but American athletes continue their pursuit of the first Olympic gold in any men’s sprint event since 2004.

Emmanuel Korir and Ferguson Rotich formed the Kenyan double in the men’s 800 metres, the fourth consecutive gold medal for East African athletes in the event.

Chemutai became the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic gold in any sport with a well-calculated performance in the 3,000m hurdles.

Uganda won only two other Olympic golds, both in men’s athletics, in 1972 and 2012.

On the day Carsten Warholm set an astonishing world record in the men’s 400m hurdles, McLaughlin squandered almost the bulk of his time stamp: the 21-year-old sprinter passed the finish in 51s46, the 51s he made in the Olympics. set in. Selective in your country.

Polish Wojciech Nowicki ended a pretty steady streak with his personal best hammer throwing record, 82.52m (in a one-two for the country after Anita Wlodarczyk secured her third consecutive title last Tuesday).

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