All eyes were on Andre De Grasse as he was getting set to face the world’s fastest man in Usain Bolt for the fourth time this week in the Men’s 200 final Thursday night.
Usain Bolt won the gold medal, which is the 8th of his career and Markham’s Andre De Grasse won silver.
Both have developed what is being called a “bro-mance” at these 2016 Rio Olympics.
In the semi-final on Wednesday night De Grasse set a new Canadian record in the process of advancing to the final. He also captured bronze in the Men’s 100 on Sunday.
Bolt finished with a time of 19.78, which is the fastest time so far this year.
De Grasse came in second and he was just 0.02 behind Bolt’s finish time.
However, both runners spent the last 20 metres with a discussion that involved laughs and finger waving from Bolt himself, as these two athletes have now captured the spotlight of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Meantime, Meaghan Benfeito of Lavall, Quebec has won a bronze medal in the Women’s 10 metre Diving event and Damian Warner has won bronze in the Decathlon 1500 metre.
Canada now has 17 medals in the standings with 4 gold, 2 silver and 11 bronze.