Two Canadian sprinters have qualified for the men’s 200-metre final at the Tokyo Olympics. Both Andre De Grasse and Aaron brown earned their spot inside the Olympic Stadium on a blazing hot night in Tokyo. They will prepare for the 200-metre final race on Wednesday night Tokyo time.
De Grasse won his heat Tuesday with a personal best and Canadian record time of 19.73 seconds. Brown ran confidently in the heat winning his heat as well with his personal season’s best of 19.99 seconds.
The climate of Tokyo has not been in favour of the athletes. Temperatures were almost reaching 40 C, with no wind, and humidity at around 70 per cent while the sprinters raced Tuesday night. Not only has De Grasse jumped over physical challenges but some mental ones as well. His first five races before this one in Tokyo were accompanied by five false starts.
After De Grasse’s first race of the Games, he said “I’m focused. My coach just told me to react, listen to the gun,” A few days ago The sprinter from Markham, Ontario, De Grasse ran the 100-metre in 9.89 seconds to secure the bronze medal.
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