Canadian Andre De Grasse wins 200m, Allyson Felix reaches 400m final – NBC Chicago


Canada’s Andre de Grasse won gold in the men’s 200m final on Wednesday crossing the finish line in 19.62 seconds, a new national record.

Kenneth Bednarek finished second for the silver medal, setting a new personal best of 19.68 seconds. Noah Lyles, who entered the race as the favorite for the gold medal, took the bronze in third place, Erriyon Knighton, 17, finished fourth.

For de Grasse, he redeems himself after finishing second behind Usain Bolt at the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

In the women’s 400m, American legend Allyson Felix, competing in her fifth Olympic Games, clinched her place in the women’s 400m final. Felix can make United States Olympic history by equaling or breaking Carl Lewis’ record for most medals won by an American track and field athlete (10).

Allyson Felix qualifies for women’s 400m final

Allyson Felix will look for another medal in the women’s 400m final. The 35-year-old mother finished second in her race to automatically qualify for the race. Felix crossed the finish line in 49.89 seconds.

She’s already proving everyone that age is just a number, finishing first in the third round of the first round on Monday in 50.84 seconds.

Quanera Hayes started strong in the first heat of the semi-finals but got tired in the last 250 meters. She finished with a time of 49.81 seconds. American Madeline Jonathas finished fourth in the second heat with a time of 50.51 seconds.

Courtney Frerichs wins silver in women’s steeplechase

Courtney Frerichs made history for the U.S. Olympic track and field team by winning silver in the women’s steeplechase Wednesday morning in Tokyo.

After taking the lead for most of the race, Frerichs was passed on the last lap by Ugandan Peruth Chemutai. Chemutai became the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic medal.

Frerichs finished in 9: 04.79, just over three seconds behind Ugandan Peruth Chemuta (9: 01.45), who won the first gold medal by a Ugandan woman in Olympic history. Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng won bronze in 9: 05.39.

Frerichs adds the “Olympic medalist” to her list of sporting titles, which includes the 2016 NCAA 3000m steeplechase champion and a world championship silver medalist.

American Valerie Constien was 12th and reigning Olympic bronze medalist Emma Coburn was 14th after falling in the final water jump.


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