TORONTO, July 29 – Andre De Grasse, a six-time Olympic medalist, did not qualify for the men’s 100-meter final at the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships on Friday. This result means he has not met the qualifying standard for the upcoming world championships in the event.
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De Grasse, who boasts an illustrious career with a gold medal in the 200m at the 2021 Olympics, four World Championship titles, and a collection of other Olympic and World Championship medals, was aiming to win a fifth national title, but ended up ninth among the semifinalists, clocking a time of 10.21 seconds.
That time only matches his season-best, while it was well below the world track and field championships men’s 100m entry standard of 10.00 seconds.
Aaron Brown, meanwhile, secured his fifth straight men’s 100-meter national title after he clocked a time of 10.08 seconds. Fellow Olympians Brendon Rodney and Bismark Boateng trailed closely, recording times of 10.12 and 10.17 seconds, respectively.
“I know he’ll bounce back. He’s a champion,” Brown said of De Grasse’s performance on Friday.
Jerome Blake rounded out the top four with a time of 10.19 seconds. – Click here for live results
In the women’s 100m final, Khamica Bingham took the top spot with a time of 11.25 seconds. The top three finishers were completed by Sade McCreath, who ran 11.32 secs for second place, and Jacqueline Madogo, who ran 11.33 secs for third.
De Grasse, who is clearly not in the same form that won him the Olympic title in 2021, is entered in the men’s 200m at the 2023 Canadian Track and Field Championships, but it still remains to be seen if the 28-year-old will compete in the event or end his championships early.
The men’s 4×100 team, which also included De Grasse, is also gearing up to defend its title at the world championships in Budapest, next month.