The GIST: He did it. Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse ran his best ever race this morning to win gold in the men’s 200m. Not not crying.
The race: After a few medal-less days for Canada, De Grasse followed up his 100m bronze with a personal best 19.62 in the 200m — faster than Usain Bolt’s gold-winning sprint in Rio 2016 — to win Canada’s first gold in track since Donovan Bailey in Atlanta 1996 and Canada’s first 200m gold since 1928.
- De Grasse is now nine-for-nine in Olympic and world championship finals, having won a medal in every major race he’s competed in, but this marks his first ever gold.