In order to compete for the 5th Olympic medal, Andre De Grasse easily entered the 200 million semi-finals
Andre De Grasse is still expected to reproduce the three gold medals of the 2016 Olympics.
The honorable Canadian sprinter easily advanced to the 200m semi-final in Tokyo on Tuesday, ranking third with a time of 20.56 seconds.
With a temperature of at least 36 C plus humidity, De Grasse seems to have prevented some. After getting the best qualifying time in the weekend’s 100m preliminaries, it may change its strategy.
In addition to the harsh conditions, De Grasse also experienced another false start in his warm-up match-he participated in the fifth game of these Olympics in four games.
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The Markham, Ontario native won a bronze medal with a personal best of 9.89 in the men’s 100m race on Sunday. This is his fourth Olympic medal after becoming the first Canadian to win three races on the track at the 2016 Rio Olympics. At that time, he fell behind Bolt in the 200-meter race to win a silver medal and won Won the bronze medal in the 100m and 4x100m relay.
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He is the only contender in the 100m, trying doubles in Tokyo.
Canadian compatriot Aaron Brown also made progress on Tuesday, winning the Heat with a time of 20.38 seconds.
The 29-year-old Brown chose to give up 100 meters in Tokyo so he can focus on his stronger distance, 200 meters, with fresher legs.
“It feels good. I’m glad I finally got my feet soaked and joined the action. We have seen some great performances and we are happy to pass safely. Don’t want to go too far, but the main thing is qualifying,” Brown Said after the game.
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For the Toronto native and current Canadian champion, this decision seems to have paid off early.
“I really think I gave up 100 and gave myself the best chance to be on the podium of 200. I didn’t try to make myself too skinny like I did. [at 2019 worlds in] Doha. I will double in the future, so I won’t do it 100 times forever, but I really want to give myself the best chance here,” Brown said.
At the 2016 Olympics, Brown ranked 16th in the 200m and 31st in the 100m.
The top three and the next three fastest players in the seven preliminaries will advance to the semifinals later on Tuesday. The final is scheduled to be held in Tokyo on Wednesday night.
Canada’s Brandon Rodney ranked sixth in his preliminaries, but failed to advance with a time of 21.60 seconds.
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The 200m is the top race in De Grasse. Although the 100m is seen as an open field and played in this way, American Noah Lyles is the 26-year-old De Grasse’s out-of-control favorite in the 26-year-old top competition.
Lyles’ score on Tuesday was 20.18.
The Canadian set a national distance record at the Rio Olympics, crossing the finish line in 19.80 seconds. He ranks second in world athletics, second only to Lyles, and his personal best is 19.50.
Brown’s personal best was 19.95, ranking sixth. He won the bronze medal with De Grasse in the Rio Relay.
The 17-year-old American Erriyon Knighton won the Heat with a score of 20.55 and immediately entered the podium conversation. Kenny Bednarek, also from the United States, announced the best time for the preliminaries on 20.01.
Canadian Constantine advances
Canadian player Keira Constantine entered the women’s 400m semifinals.
Parkour with Bahraini star Shaunae Miller-Uibo in Tokyo on Tuesday, Constantine broke the barrier but was late and fell to fifth in her popularity. She crossed the finish line in 51.69 seconds.
“I try my best to execute [my race plan]. My first 200 is great. My second one can be executed a little bit better,” she said shortly after the game.
Nonetheless, it is enough to advance to one of the six fastest speeds out of the previous three athletes in each preliminary round. The semi-final is scheduled to take place on Tuesday night before the final on Thursday.
The 23-year-old from Toronto made his debut at the Olympics, with a personal best of 50.87, setting the world’s third fastest record in June this year.
Constantine said: “To be honest, after I came in, I felt overwhelmed by the love and support of my family and friends. I just want to come here to do my best-not only for myself, but for them.”
Miller-Uibo won the Heat in 50.50 seconds. Marileedy Paulino of the Dominican Republic won the best qualifying time with a time of 50.06 seconds.
Canada’s Natassha McDonald ranked last in her preliminaries. Despite her strong start to the game, she failed to qualify with a score of 53.54.
At the same time, Canadian Liz Gleadle will not be able to qualify for the women’s javelin final after throwing 58.19 meters in Tuesday’s qualifying.
32-year-old Gleadle from Vancouver ranked 11th in her group. The top 12 players between the two groups or any player with a distance of 63 meters will enter the final on Friday.
No other Canadians participated in the competition.