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Canada’s Andre De Grasse wins gold in men’s 100m at Pan Am Games

Canada’s Andre De Grasse wins gold in men’s 100m at Pan Am Games

Posted by PanamericanWorld on July 22, 2015

Canadian phenom Andre De Grasse sprinted to gold in the men’s 100-metre final at the 2015 Pan American Games.

The 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., ran a time of 10.05 seconds to win the finals in front of a packed stadium of his hometown fans.

De Grasse had qualified for the final after he ran 9.97 seconds to win his semifinal, pulling away from his competition in the last 10 metres.

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, centre, wins gold medal in the men's 100m final during the athletics competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, hold a flag after he wins the gold medal in the men’s 100m final during the athletics competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

While it was a gold medal performance, the Canadian failed to beat his personal best time in the 100-metre of 9.97 seconds. In June, the sprinter lowered his personal best to 9.75 in the 100-metre and 19.58 in the 200-metre. However, according to the Canadian Olympic Committee, both times were wind-aided, so it won’t count for official rankings or records.

The legal wind limit for both races is 2.00 metres per second.

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