Andre De Grasse retires from the 200 meters

Andre De Grasse withdraws from 200 meters

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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse does not know the expected weekend in Eugene, Oregon. He has decided not to compete in the 200m event at the World Championships in Athletics on Sunday.

The 27-year-old athlete made this decision with a view to to dedicate all his energy to the 4 x 100 meter relay, in the company of his Canadian compatriots.

Remember that it was in the 200 meter event that De Grasse won the gold medal in the last Summer Olympics, presented in Tokyo.

The Ontarian had his first big disappointment on Saturday, when he was unable to qualify for the 100 meters final.

< p>He also tested positive for COVID-19 in June, affecting his preparation for this hotly contested competition in the western United States.