After winning the bronze medal in an electrifying Men’s 100m final, Canada’s Andre de Grasse was looking to bring back another medal for Canada on Wednesday.
de Grasse was a part of another star-studded field for the Men’s 200m final, which featured three Americans including US champion Noah Lyles, 17-year-old phenom Erriyon Knighton, who made a ton of noise at the Olympic trials in June, and Kenneth Bednarek. But the gold medal would go to de Grasse, who ran an impressive 19.62 in the final, which was a national record. de Grasse ran a 19.73 in the semifinals on Tuesday and that was a national record for Canada.
Also joining de Grasse on the medal podium was Bednarek, who captured the silver with a personal best 19.68 in the 200m final. In the semifinals, he ran a 19.83, which was behind de Grasse. Finally, Lyles captured the bronze medal in the 200m with a 19.74 time. Knighton in his Olympic final debut finished in fourth place with a 19.93 time.