Sports Aaron Brown adds 200m win to stellar Canadian championships

07:10  08 july  2018
07:10  08 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

Canada's Andre De Grasse anchors relay team to win at Harry Jerome Classic

  Canada's Andre De Grasse anchors relay team to win at Harry Jerome Classic Canada's Andre De Grasse anchors relay team to win at Harry Jerome Classic De Grasse anchored the men's 4x100 team to a meet record of 38.42 seconds ahead of the Chinese squad. Gavin Smellie gave Canada an early lead before handing off to Brown and Mobolade Ajomale kept the momentum going into the final leg.

The 26-year-old from Toronto has flirted with perfection more times this season than ever before, and will be a favourite to win Friday night’s 100 metres at the Canadian Track and Field Championships . "When you’re running your fastest races, it kind of feels like time slows down," Brown described.

Three-time Olympic medallist Andre De Grasse narrowly qualified for Friday's 100-metre final at the Canadian track and field championships .

a man smiling for the camera: Aaron Brown, pictured here at the Harry Jerome Classic, won the 200-metre final on Saturday at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa. © Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press Aaron Brown, pictured here at the Harry Jerome Classic, won the 200-metre final on Saturday at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa.

Aaron Brown continued his recent domination of the Canadian sprint field, running to victory in the 200 metre at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa.

Brown finished with a time of 20.17 seconds. He also won the 100 on Friday.

Jerome Blake finished second, clocking in at 20.38, while Mobolade Ajomale was third at 20.62.

Gavin Smellie did not race in the final despite qualifying with the second-fastest time. Andre De Grasse failed to qualify after pulling up with an injury in his semifinal earlier on Saturday.

On the women's side, Crystal Emmanuel pulled off the same feat as Brown, easily winning the 200 after already claiming victory in the 100. 

Emmanuel won with a time of 22.74, with Aiyanna-Brigit Stiverne grabbing second (22.96) and Leya Buchanan third (23.21).

Canadian sprinter De Grasse done for season .
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse will not race again this season after suffering a right hamstring strain .© Provided by thecanadianpress.comDe Grasse suffered the injury while competing in the 200 metre semifinal Saturday at the Canadian track and field championships, causing him to slow to a walk over the final 30 metres of the race.According to a statement from Brian Levine, who is De Grasse's brand manager with Toronto-based Envision Sports & Entertainment, the sprinter had an MRI on Sunday that revealed a grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

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