Andre De Grasse turns into first Canadian athlete to win Diamond League remaining


Historical past was made on the 2023 Diamond League Ultimate in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday afternoon as Andre De Grasse turned the primary Canadian man to win a Diamond League remaining, clocking a season’s finest 19.76 seconds within the males’s 200m.

De Grasse bought off to an ideal begin and located himself degree with the American dash duo of Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek popping out of the bend. De Grasse used his classic 100m pace and created a niche within the remaining 50 metres to safe the 2023 Diamond League title within the males’s 200m.

This marks his second consecutive season’s finest efficiency. Final week, De Grasse ran 19.89 seconds in Brussels, ending second to the 2022 world silver medalist Bednarek. It was his first time breaking the 20-second mark in 2023.

The world championship gold medalist, Noah Lyles, didn’t compete within the 200m race, choosing the 100m on Saturday, the place he completed second.

This achievement represents the fourth-fastest 200m time of De Grasse’s profession and is a optimistic step ahead as he seems forward to 2024 with the purpose of defending his Olympic 200m title.

Canada’s Aaron Brown completed sixth within the males’s 200m with a time of 20.23 seconds.

Marco Arop smashes Canadian 800m file at Prefontaine Traditional

It was a historic weekend for Canadian athletics on the Diamond League remaining, hosted by the 2023 Prefontaine Traditional. World 800m champion Marco Arop gained silver within the males’s 800m in 1:42.85, setting a brand new Canadian file within the course of. World silver medalist Sarah Mitton additionally claimed second place within the shot placed on Saturday, marking a outstanding achievement with three medals for Canada on the Diamond League Ultimate—the second straight yr it has occurred.

For full outcomes from the Prefontaine Traditional and Diamond League Ultimate, click on right here.


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