Andre De Grasse advances to 100m semifinals with fastest time of all heats


Canada’s Andre De Grasse made a statement on this steamy Saturday night at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, posting the fastest time out of the seven opening-round heats for the 100-metre dash

They don’t crown the fastest man in the world until the final, but this is a very good sign.


Canada’s Andre De Grasse made a statement on this steamy night at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, posting the speediest time in any of seven opening-round heats for the 100-metre dash.



De Grasse sizzled to a 9.91, just one-hundredth of a second shy of his personal-best.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow night,” he beamed. “I’m ready. I’m ready to go.”

Saying it is one thing.

More importantly, he showed it.