Aug 06, 2021
By Jeremy Logan
Andre De Grasse ran a blistering anchor leg, and Canada’s
men’s 4 x 100 relay team won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
It’s the third medal of the Games, and sixth Olympic medal
overall, for De Grasse.
The 26-year-old from Markham, Ontario, overtook the Chinese runner
in the final leg as Canada finished in a season-best time of 37.7
Italy finished first in 37.5 seconds, followed by Britain in
De Grasse led a team that included Toronto’s Aaron Brown, Jerome
Blake of Kelowna, B.C., and Toronto’s Brendon Rodney.
It’s Canada’s second straight Olympic bronze in the event.