Canadian Andre De Grasse posted a time of 10.17 seconds to win a 100m at the Harry Jerome Track Classic on Wednesday, which marked the first time that De Grasse competed in Canada in 2017.
The 22-year-old was smiling after the race.”I’m happy with it,” said De Grasse of his performance. “The main point about coming out here was just to meet my fans, just getting a chance for the fans to see me in Canada. So I’m not worried about the time. It was more about the experience of coming here.”
#HarryJeromeClassic 100m: Andre @De6rasse takes the win in 10.17 pic.twitter.com/kq4YJgZK6f
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De Grasse used the race as preparation for the Canadian track and field championships, starting July 3, in Ottawa and the world championships in London in early August.
The Canadian, a three-time Olympic medallist, came off a scorching, 4.8 m/s wind-aided 9.69 performance over 100m at the Stockholm Diamond League in Sweden on June 18.
“Coming into today, I just wanted to run sub 10,” said DeGrasse after his 100m race in Stockholm. “When saw that time, I was in shock.”