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Canadian track and field championship wraps with De Grasse victory in men's 200-metre final

Andre De Grasse Aaron Brown Brendon Rodney Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown, and Brendon Rodney - The Canadian Press

LANGLEY, B.C. — Olympian champion Andre De Grasse won the men's 200-metre final as the Canadian track and field championship came to a close Sunday at McLeod Stadium.

He finished in 20.01 seconds just ahead of fellow Olympian and teammate Aaron Brown (20.10) with Brendon Rodney (20.15) rounding out the top three.

De Grasse — a six-time Olympic medallist — was fastest in Sunday's preliminary round with a time of 20.31, ahead of Jerome Blake, Brown and Rodney second to fourth respectively.

Those four men received Olympic relay silver medals Saturday from Tokyo's Summer Games, which were delayed from 2020 to 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They were upgraded from bronze to silver after the disqualification of Britain due to a doping violation.

De Grasse winning the 200 metres comes after he didn't advance to Friday's 100-metre final.

He's twice won an Olympic bronze medal in the 100.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 30, 2023.