Andre De Grasse Just Won Olympic Gold In The 200-m Final & He Was Faster Than Usain Bolt

This is Canada's first gold in the men's 200-metre race since 1928!

Andre De Grasse Won Gold In 200m & He Was Faster Than Usain Bolt
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It's another gold medal for Canada! Olympian Andre De Grasse just won the men's 200-metre final and he ran faster than Usain Bolt.

Just before 9 a.m. ET on August 4, the sprinter managed to edge out two American runners to take first place on the podium with a time of 19.62 seconds, a personal best for De Grasse.

De Grasse's time beat Bolt's gold medal-winning time of 19.78 seconds from the 2016 Rio Olympics. This is just the fourth time that Canada has medalled in the men's 200-metre, with two golds in 1908 and 1928, and silver in 2016, which De Grasse won.

After the race, he could be seen talking to his family over a video call with the Canadian flag draped over his back. "I can't believe it, oh my god, I did it," he said.

This is De Grasse's second medal at the Tokyo Olympics, after winning bronze in the men's 100-metre final, and his second straight Olympic medal in the 200-metre race. He has won Canada's fourth gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

Lisa Belmonte
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Lisa Belmonte is a Senior Creator for Narcity Media focused on jobs and careers and is based in Ontario.