Day 6: De Grasse writes a new chapter in Canadian Olympic history
Olympic Champion. It is a title that few ever achieve and is reserved for some of the all-time greats.
Andre De Grasse made history Wednesday night, adding his name to that most exclusive club in style, winning the men’s 200 metres in a Canadian record time of 19.62 seconds. Speaking of history, it was Canada’s first gold medal in the 200 metres since Percy Williams at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam.
“I’m just proud – proud of this moment. I want everybody to know: I shocked the world. That’s what I came here to do. This is my moment. I knew I had it in me and I just wanted to come out here and get the job done,” said De Grasse. “Coming into my second Games, I knew I was ready. I was prepared for this. I trained an extra year for this, and I knew I was ready.”
DAY 6 CANADIAN RESULTS
|Pierce LePage||M||100m||Decathlon|| 10.43|
|M||Long jump||Decathlon|| 7.65m|
|M||Shot put||Decathlon|| 15.31m PB|
|M||High jump||Decathlon|| 1.99m|
|M||400m||Decathlon|| 46.92 PB|
|Damian Warner||M||100m||Decathlon|| 10.12 WDB|
|M||Long jump||Decathlon|| 8.24m|
|M||Shot put||Decathlon|| 14.80m SB|
|M||High jump||Decathlon|| 2.02m|
|M||400m||Decathlon|| 47.48 SB|
|Georgia Ellenwood||W||100mH||Heptathlon|| 13.47|
|W||High jump||Heptathlon|| 1.83m PB|
|W||Shot put||Heptathlon|| 12.39m|
|Gabriela DeBues-Stafford||W||1500m||Semi-Final|| 3:58.28 SB|
Advanced to final
|Lucia Stafford||W||1500m||Semi-Final||4:02.12 PB|
|Geneviève Lalonde||W||3000mSC||Final|| 9:22.40 CR|
|Aaron Brown||M||200m||Final|| 20.20|
|Andre De Grasse||M||200m||Final|| 19.62 CR|
Photos: Visit our Facebook page to view a collection of photos from the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
Video content: It’s the Olympic Games, which means it’s nearly impossible to look away from your TV or the livestream. But in case you had to step away, CBC Sports and Radio-Canada have you covered with highlights, replays, features and more. Check out the highlights here
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I run for Canada. I run for all my fans. But most importantly, I run for my family.”
– Aaron Brown
A LOOK AHEAD…
Every race, jump or throw at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games just might turn out to be ‘the highlight of the Games’. Don’t miss a moment of the action.
Here’s a look at Team Canada’s schedule for Day – 7 (Aug. 5):
20:00 (Aug. 4 – EDT)
20:40 (Aug. 4 – EDT)
|W||Long jump||Heptathlon||Georgia Ellenwood|
21:55 (Aug. 4 – EDT)
|M||Discus throw||Decathlon||Pierce LePage|
22:30 (Aug. 4 – EDT)
23:45 (Aug. 4 – EDT)
|M||Pole vault||Decathlon||Pierce LePage|
|W||Javelin throw||Heptathlon||Georgia Ellenwood|
|W||Pole vault||Final||Anicka Newell|
|M||Javelin throw||Decathlon||Pierce LePage^|
With so many ways to follow the Games at your fingertips, we created a list of our favourites:
- Daily Canadian schedule
- Meet the team (bios)
- Historical stats (medallists, individual placing by event, placing table)
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Throughout the Games, Caroline Sharp will serve as the Canadian athletics media attaché, while Gilles LeBlanc will assist with race walking and marathon events in Sapporo.
Should you wish to arrange an interview, or need more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Caroline or Gilles. Once a member of the Canadian team returns home, please contact a member of Athletics Canada’s communications team (Amanda or Riley).
Caroline Sharp (Athletics media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-287-480
Gilles LeBlanc (race walking and marathon media attaché)
Number (Japan): 81-7043-902-316
Amanda Nigh (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Riley Denver (Athletics Canada – post-Games requests)
Looking for a list of all-time Canadian Olympic medallists? The best Canadian placing at the Games by event? Or even the team’s overall placing from 1900 to 2016? You’re in luck. It’s all in one place: www.athletics.ca/events/tokyo-2020-olympic-games.
Updated bios of each Tokyo Olympian can also be found here