Saturday, September 23, 2023

Andre De Grasse turns into first Canadian sprinter to win Diamond League ultimate


Historical past used to be made on the 2023 Diamond League Ultimate in Eugene, Ore., on Sunday afternoon as Andre De Grasse was the primary Canadian sprinter to win a Diamond League ultimate, clocking a season’s absolute best 19.76 seconds within the males’s 200m.

De Grasse were given off to a super get started and located himself degree with the American dash duo of Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek popping out of the bend. De Grasse used his antique 100m pace and created an opening within the ultimate 50 metres to protected the 2023 Diamond League 200m identify.

This marks his moment consecutive season’s absolute best efficiency. Final week, De Grasse ran 19.89 seconds in Brussels, completing moment to the 2022 global silver medalist, Bednarek. It used to be his first time breaking the 20-second mark in 2023.

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

This race is the fourth-fastest 200m time of De Grasse’s profession and is a favorable step ahead as he seems to be forward to 2024 with the purpose of protecting his Olympic 200m identify.

Canada’s Aaron Brown completed 6th within the race with a time of 20.23 seconds.

Marco Arop smashes Canadian 800m file at Prefontaine Vintage

It used to be a historical weekend for Canadian athletics on the Diamond League ultimate, hosted via the 2023 Prefontaine Vintage. International 800m champion Marco Arop gained silver within the males’s 800m in 1:42.85, atmosphere a brand new Canadian file within the procedure. International silver medalist Sarah Mitton additionally claimed moment position within the shot placed on Saturday, marking a outstanding fulfillment with 3 medals for Canada on the Diamond League Ultimate—the second one immediately 12 months it has came about.

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