Golden Spike from Ostrava | Andre De Grasse wins the 200m with his best time of the season

(Ostrava) Andre De Grasse passed his “physical fitness exam” with flying colors on Tuesday as the reigning Olympic 200-meter champion signed two consecutive victories in the 63e edition of the Golden Spike in Ostrava, Czechia.

De Grasse clocked a personal best of 20.09 seconds in the 200m this season to beat Jamaican Andrew Hudson (20.56) and Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (20.63). It was a second victory in a row for De Grasse over this distance.

About an hour earlier, De Grasse won the 100m in 10.10 ahead of Jamaican Ryiem Forde (10.17) and fellow Canadian Jerome Blake (10.19).

“I wanted to come here, test my fitness and my endurance and see where I am,” De Grasse said, according to World Athletics. It’s the start of the season, but I’m happy with the [résultat]. The weather was a little cool for the 200 meters, but next time I will have a time under 20 seconds. »

It was the first time that De Grasse tried his luck in the 100m and 200m on the same day since August 4.

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