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Canada takes Olympic bronze in men’s 4×100-metre relay

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Canada has won the bronze in the men’s 4×100-metre relay at the Tokyo Olympics.

Andre De Grasse ran a blistering anchor leg as part of the team that included Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney as well.

The medal is the third for De Grasse in the Tokyo Games, and his sixth Olympic medal overall.

The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., overtook the Chinese runner in the final leg as Canada finished in a season-best time of 37.7 seconds. Italy finished first in 37.5 seconds, claiming the gold medal, followed by Great Britain in 37.51, which earned that team the silver.

It’s Canada’s second straight Olympic bronze in the event.

With files from The Canadian Press.

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