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De Grasse delivers the goods; wins bronze in the men’s 100m

Andre De Grasse, of Canada, holds 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. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch
Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Blinch

The evening’s premier event did not disappoint. Usain Bolt retained his title as the world’s fastest man winning in a time of 9.81 while Canada’s Andre De Grasse ran a second straight personal best time of 9.91 finishing third and earning the bronze medal.

Usain Bolt won his third straight Olympic gold medal in the men’s 100m making history. Unlike the heats before it, it seemed he had to work for the win but in the end, showed the world that he is still number one.

Justin Gatlin of the United States was second in a time of 9.89.

This will undoubtedly be Bolt’s last Olympics but for De Grasse, this is just the beginning. At just 21 years of age (compared to Bolt’s 30), De Grasse has a long and exciting future ahead of him. 

Full Results

POS BIB ATHLETE MARK DETAIL REACTION TIME
1 2612 Usain BOLTJAM 9.81 SB 0.155
2 3069 Justin GATLINUSA 9.89 0.152
3 2196 Andre DE GRASSECAN 9.91 PB 0.141
4 2611 Yohan BLAKEJAM 9.93 SB 0.145
5 2909 Akani SIMBINERSA 9.94 0.128
6 2245 Ben Youssef MEITÉCIV 9.96 NR 0.156
7 2434 Jimmy VICAUTFRA 10.04 0.140
8 3054 Trayvon BROMELLUSA 10.06 0.135