De Grasse within 0.02 seconds of Bolt in 200m semi to reach final

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse gave Usain Bolt a little bit of a scare in their 200m semifinal heat, but the Jamaican would hold on to win with De Grasse close behind him, and with both sprinters sharing big smiles.

Andre De Grasse put on quite a show in the 200m semifinal.

The Canadian sprinter finished the race in 19.80 seconds, just 0.02 seconds behind Jamaican star Usain Bolt, en route to his second-place finish in Heat 2 on Wednesday night in Rio. De Grasse set a new Canadian record and qualified for Thursday night’s final.

The 21-year-old De Grasse almost caught Bolt at the finish line as the two were laughing towards the end of the race.

De Grasse already won a bronze medal earlier at Rio 2016 in the 100m race while Bolt took home the gold medal in the competition.

Canada’s Aaron Brown finished seventh in Heat 1 with a final time of 20.37 seconds.

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