Canada’s Andre De Grasse breezes to third quickest time ever in men’s 100-metre sprint
Andre De Grasse has Groge tied the third fastest time in the 100m smooth with a clear victory in 9.69 seconds in Stockholm Monday morning.
The Canadian won the Diamond League match in Sweden at the time of blistering, but was helped by a slight tailwind 4.8 – while two more are considered illegal – and when he wins the time It will not be recorded in the books folder.
André De Grasse, Canada, celebrates his victory helped by the wind to the men’s 100 meters.
André De Grasse, Canada, celebrates his victory helped by the wind to the men’s 100 meters. Photo: AP
Regardless of the wind, the race is a sad reminder to the world and Olympic champion Usain Bolt before the world championships in London in August, which will be the farewell to the champion of Jamaica in major sporting competitions.
Usain Bolt has the three best times ever – 9.58s 9.63s, and 9.69s. Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake both a law 9.69s 100m.
“It was a shock to me when I saw the timing on the board,” De Grasse said on the IAAF website. “I just wanted to run sub-10 and I do not feel fit to run that fast.
“I’m very happy, it’s a good start. I hope I can execute quickly.
“… [When] we got into the blocks and started running, I really did not feel the wind,” said the Olympic medalist three times. “This is the fastest I’ve ever encountered, it’s going to be a shock to the body. [Monday] MAESTRO goes a little, but I expect the next race and see what I can do legally.”
The victory was De Grasse’s third consecutive victory, 22, during the European tour after winning the 100 meters in Oslo and 200 meters in Rome earlier this month. Grasse won Olympic bronze in the 100 meters in Rio and silver in the 200 meters.