Tokyo Olympics: Andre De Grasse lands 200m gold for Canada

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Andre De Grasse celebrates with the Canadian flag after winning the 200m title in Tokyo


Andre De Grasse lands 200m gold after seeing off challenge from American duo Kenneth Bednarek and Noah Lyles as Canadian takes title previously held by Usain Bolt

Canada‘s Andre De Grasse claimed victory in the 200 metres final at the Olympics.

The 26-year-old added the gold medal to the bronze he won in the 100m on Sunday after running 19.62 seconds.

World champion Noah Lyles was third behind USA team-mate Kenneth Bednarek.

Andre De Grasse celebrates with the Canadian flag after winning the 200m title in Tokyo

De Grasse overtook Lyles and Bednarek as they closed in on the line and held off the challenge of Bednarek to improve on the silver medal he won in Rio five years ago.

The USA’s Erriyon Knighton, a possible heir to Usain Bolt’s 200m throne at just 17, came fourth. He ran 19.84 seconds in the US trials to beat Bolt’s Under 20s record.

Before De Grasse took the title in Tokyo on Wednesday the USA’s Shawn Crawford was the last man to win the 200m, other than Bolt, in 2004.

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