Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Andre De Grasse Wins 100 Metres at Bislett Games Diamond League Meet

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Andre De Grasse Wins 100 Metres at Bislett Games Diamond League Meet

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De Grasse sprints to Diamond League win

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OSLO - Canada's Andre De Grasse sprinted to another Diamond League victory, winning the 100 metres at the Bislett Games on Thursday.

The 22-year-old from Markham, Ont., was slow out of the blocks but breezed past the field to cross in 10.01 seconds, edging Chijindu Ujah of Great Britain by one one-hundredth of a second.

"It felt good, weather was great. I ran my season's best (time)," De Grasse said. "I hope it will continue in Stockholm and I will be able to get my sub-10 before the Canadian trials (July 3-9 in Ottawa). Yes, it was very close so I must look at the race. For sure I can improve my start."

Ben Youssef Meite of Ivory Coast was third in 10.03. Aaron Brown of Toronto was fifth in 10. …

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