Canada’s Andre De Grasse won the men’s 200m at the Rome Diamond League comfortable on Thursday.
De Grasse, the Olympic silver medallist, clocked 20.01 ahead of French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre’s 20.29, who finished second. Ameer Webb finished third in a time of 20.33 seconds.
In an interview this week, Andre De Grasse said he has a ‘great chance’ to beat Bolt at the World Championships in London this August. “I’m trying to win this year. I feel like I have a great chance and that’s what I want to do,” De Grasse told The Associated Press.
“I feel like I have a great chance in both events — 100 or 200,” De Grasse said. “If I can execute my race and I’m in top shape I feel like I can do that.”
Usain Bolt is planning to run the 100m and 4x100m at the World Championships, according to his manager, Ricky Simms.
Andre De Grasse became the first Canadian sprinter to win three medals in a single Olympics. He won the silver in the 200m at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the bronze in the 100m and anchored Canada to a bronze medal in the 4×100 relay.