Air Canada Athlete of the Year 2016
Andre De Grasse
Andre De Grasse

Why Andre?

Andre De Grasse made history at Rio 2016 when he became the first Canadian athlete to win Olympic medals in all three sprint events. First came a bronze in the 100m in a personal best time of 9.91 seconds, making him Canada’s first Olympic medallist in the event since Donovan Bailey at Atlanta 1996. That was followed by a silver medal in the 200m, making him the first Canadian to reach the Olympic podium in that event since Percy Williams at Amsterdam 1928. De Grasse had set a national record time of 19.80 seconds when he challenged Jamaican star Usain Bolt in the semifinals. He closed his Olympic debut by anchoring the 4x100m relay to bronze in a national record time of 37.64 seconds, breaking the 20-year-old mark held by the gold medal squad from Atlanta 1996. 

Career highlights

  • Olympic Games: 2016 – BRONZE (100m), SILVER (200m), BRONZE (4x100m relay)
  • Pan American Games: 2015 – GOLD (100m), GOLD (200m), DQ (4x100m relay)
  • Commonwealth Games: 2014 – 5th in SF (200m), DNF (4x100m relay)
  • IAAF World Championships: 2015 – BRONZE (100m), BRONZE (4x100m relay)
  • Pan American Championships (junior): 2013 – SILVER (100m), BRONZE (200m)

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    It's 200-metre day in 🇨🇦 as Andre @De6rasse wins the @Diamond_League #Rabat in a new meeting record.

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