Andre De Grasse looks to improve his medal positions and personal bests at Tokyo Olympic Games

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Andre De Grasse at 2015 Harry Jerome Track Classic. Photo credit: Christopher Kelsall.

Canadian sprinter Andre de Grasse told TSN that he is planning to lower his personal bests in the 200-metre and 100-metre sprint events at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021.

He earned two bronze and one silver medal, helping Canada to the 4 x 100-metre bronze, finishing third in the 100m and second in the 200m.

At the 2019 Doha World Athletics Championships, he picked up two more medals a silver in the 200m and a bronze in the 100m.

He has suffered hamstring injuries which kept him out of other international meets. Apparently, the extra year of time permitted due to the one-year postponement of the Tokyo Games suits the 25-year-old.

“I’ve had experience with winning bronze and silver at the biggest stage, and I want to give myself an opportunity to win a gold medal,” De Grasse said.

De Grasse owns personal best of 9.90 in the 100m, 19.80 in the 200m and 37.64 as part of the 4 x 100m relay team.

He has run illegal, wind-aided times of 9.69 and 19.58.