Canada’s Andre De Grasse second in 200m at Grenada Invitational


Andre De Grasse sprits to a third-place finish during the Canada-China challenge men's 100 metre race at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic, in Burnaby, B.C., on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (Darryl Dyck / CP)

ST. GEORGE, Grenada — Andre De Grasse is back on track — literally and figuratively.

The 24-year-old Markham, Ont., native was second in the 200-metre event at the Grenada Invitational track event on Saturday, his first individual competition since the Canadian championships last summer.

De Grasse finished in 20.20 seconds, just behind Britain’s Miguel Francis (20.16) and ahead of Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago (20.51).

Toronto’s Brendon Rodney was fourth in 20.63 seconds.

De Grasse, who strained his hamstring at the 2017 world championships and then again at last year’s Canadian championship, passed his first test unscathed by racing two relays for Canada last weekend in Florida.

If there were nerves about racing at the Florida Relays last weekend, he erased them by anchoring Canada’s 4×100-metre relay to victory. He followed it up by running a leg on Canada’s 4×200 relay, which also won gold.

"I’m happy and in a good place, and looking forward to see how I do when I open up the season [in Grenada]," he said on Thursday.

De Grasse won silver in the men’s 200 metres at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also earned bronze in the 100 metres and was a part of Canada’s third-place 4×100 men’s relay team.

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