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Andre De Grasse puts up season-best time in 4th-place finish at Diamond League meet

Andre De Grasse puts up season-best time in 4th-place finish at Diamond League meet

Andre De Grasse puts up season-best time in 4th-place finish at Diamond League meet

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse finished fourth in a season-best effort in the men’s 200-metre event in Diamond League action on Saturday in Paris, France.

The Markham, Ont., native crossed the finish line with a time of 20.38 seconds.

South Africa’s Luxolo Adams ran away with the victory with a time of 19.82 seconds.

Dominican Alexander Ogondo placed second with a national record and personal best of 20.03 seconds, while France’s Mouhamadou Fall took third place (20.26).

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Luxolo Adams finishes 1st, Andre De Grasse places 4th in men’s 200m

The South African competitor recorded a time of 19.82, while De Grasse, of Markham, Ont. clocked in at 20.38. The race came as part of the World Athletics Diamond League competition in Paris, France.

De Grasse won the first Olympic gold medal of his career and first by a Canadian in the 200 since 1928 last summer, setting a national record time of 19.62 in Tokyo. De Grasse has run the distance twice this year, with a best of 20.67 in legal wind on April 29 near his home in Jacksonville, Fla.

Two weeks later, he was fourth in a wind-assisted 20.15 at the Diamond League season opener in Doha, Qatar.

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