Andre De Grasse withdraws from the Canadian track and field

Andre De Grasse withdraws from the Canadian track and field

Six-time Olympic medallist, Andre De Grasse has been forced to withdraw from the Canadian track and field championships due to Covid-19.

The 27-year-old who had found his form after shrugging off a foot injury early this year, when he won the 100m at the Oslo Diamond League last week with a season best of 10.05 seconds.

“I’m obviously pretty disappointed not to be able to race at home in front of the Canadian fans in Langley,” De Grasse said in a press statement.

“Hopefully I can get back to training pretty quickly and prepare for the rest of the season.”

De Grasse was expected to race in front of his home fans for the first time since taking the 200m Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020. He joins other Canadian stars Olympic decathlon gold medallist Damian Warner, Olympic 5,000-metre silver medallist Mohammed Ahmed are among the late withdrawals.

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