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Andre De Grasse wins the 200 meters, his second medal at these Games. TOKYO — Andre De Grasse of Canada claimed his second medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, sprinting to gold in the men's 200 meters in 19.62 seconds, a national record. The New York TimesTokyo Day 12 Highlights: Andre De Grasse Wins, U.S. Women's Basketball Advances

How much does Andre de Grasse make?

De Grasse burst onto the world scene in 2015 winning a bronze medal in the 100 meters and 4 x 100-meter relay. The performances earned him a multi-year contract worth $11.25 million, which is considered one of the biggest contracts in the sport. Sports IllustratedAndre De Grasse Finally Gets His Gold Medal, Wins 200 Meters

Canada's Andre de Grasse wins 200-meter gold as American men finish 2-3-4

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Clarissa Saunders, the mother of Olympic shot-put silver medalist Raven Saunders, died on Tuesday, Raven confirmed on social media.

According to the Charleston Post and CourierClarissa Saunders died in Orlando, where she was attending Tokyo 2020 watch parties for the families of Team USA athletes. Raven won the silver medal in shot put on Sunday.

She was in attendance with her second daughter, Tanzania, Johnson said. No cause of death was disclosed. 

Raven took to Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing, "Hoping [sic] off social media for a while to take care of my mental and my family. My mama was a great woman and will forever live through me. My number one guardian angel I will always and forever love you."

USA Track and Field and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee issued a joint statement Tuesday, offering condolences to Raven and her family on Tuesday.

"Her mother leaves behind an incredible legacy in her daughter for who we are so proud and grateful to call our teammate," they wrote. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Saunders family during this difficult time."

After Saunders took home the silver, she was seen on the Olympic stand with her arms raised and crossed to form an "X." When asked what it meant she responded, “It’s the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet.”

"Shout out to all my Black people. Shout out to all my LGBTQ community," Saunders later said, according to NBC News. "Shout out to all my people dealing with mental health."

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'I finally did it, mom': De Grasse's mother recounts son's excitement over gold win

Yahoo Canada Sports 04 August, 2021 - 03:26pm

"I finally did it, mom," Beverly De Grasse recalled her son saying after he won the men's 200 metre final. "He was just so excited, so happy."

The 26-year-old track star from Markham, Ont., won the race with a Canadian-record time of 19.62 seconds.

His mother, who wasn't able to be in Tokyo due to pandemic restrictions, said she hasn't been able to calm down from the excitement brought on by the race.

"I feel like I'm on a high and I don't know how to come down," she said, smiling at reporters in Pickering, Ont. "Even though I was expecting it, it was just still so surreal."

Andre De Grasse's victory came 25 years and one week after Donovan Bailey raced to 100-metre gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Beverly De Grasse said her son had wanted to win gold in 2016 during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and was finally able to achieve his dream.

"I had no doubt in my mind that he would pull away from them because he has that endurance and that speed to really make it to the end," she said.

Andre De Grasse captured a bronze medal in the 100 metres on Monday in Tokyo, and picked up a silver and two bronze at Rio. He raced to a silver and three bronze in the 2015 and 2019 world championships.

His mother said her son's family and children have kept him grounded. He and his partner, Nia Ali, are raising three kids.

"He's not just doing it for himself, he's doing this for his family, his kids, so that they could look up to him and be a role model to them," his mother said.

De Grasse's youth coach also expressed deep pride over his student's gold-medal win and hoped it would inspire young Canadians to pick up track and field.

"He's a true example of what can be attained with dedication and commitment," said Tony Sharpe, calling De Grasse "the ultimate role model."

Sharpe recruited De Grasse to his club, Speed Academy in Pickering, late in his high school years and said it's been exciting to watch his progress.

"I'm extremely proud," he said in an interview. "To achieve this in basically seven or eight years of international competition, it bodes well for his future and probably the future of sprinting."

De Grasse started in the sport "a little bit late," Sharpe said, but his success has been "incredible."

"I've been in the sport for 50 years. He's the most talented sprinter I've ever observed," said Sharpe, who won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in the 4x100 metre relay.

The coach said he would like to see De Grasse's victory encourage athletes to give track and field a try, a sport he said only gets a high profile during the Olympics once every four years.

"Hopefully it will inspire a lot of younger Canadians to take up the sport," he said.

With De Grasse's gold on Wednesday, Canada increased its haul in Tokyo to 15 medals (four gold, four silver, seven bronze).

— with files from Elena De Luigi

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 4, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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'I finally did it, mom': De Grasse's mother recounts son's excitement over gold win

Toronto Sun 04 August, 2021 - 03:26pm

"I finally did it, mom," Beverly De Grasse recalled her son saying after he won the men's 200 metre final. "He was just so excited, so happy."

The 26-year-old track star from Markham, Ont., won the race with a Canadian-record time of 19.62 seconds.

His mother, who wasn't able to be in Tokyo due to pandemic restrictions, said she hasn't been able to calm down from the excitement brought on by the race.

"I feel like I'm on a high and I don't know how to come down," she said, smiling at reporters in Pickering, Ont. "Even though I was expecting it, it was just still so surreal."

Andre De Grasse's victory came 25 years and one week after Donovan Bailey raced to 100-metre gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Beverly De Grasse said her son had wanted to win gold in 2016 during the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and was finally able to achieve his dream.

"I had no doubt in my mind that he would pull away from them because he has that endurance and that speed to really make it to the end," she said.

Andre De Grasse captured a bronze medal in the 100 metres on Monday in Tokyo, and picked up a silver and two bronze at Rio. He raced to a silver and three bronze in the 2015 and 2019 world championships.

His mother said her son's family and children have kept him grounded. He and his partner, Nia Ali, are raising three kids.

"He's not just doing it for himself, he's doing this for his family, his kids, so that they could look up to him and be a role model to them," his mother said.

De Grasse's youth coach also expressed deep pride over his student's gold-medal win and hoped it would inspire young Canadians to pick up track and field.

"He's a true example of what can be attained with dedication and commitment," said Tony Sharpe, calling De Grasse "the ultimate role model."

Sharpe recruited De Grasse to his club, Speed Academy in Pickering, late in his high school years and said it's been exciting to watch his progress.

"I'm extremely proud," he said in an interview. "To achieve this in basically seven or eight years of international competition, it bodes well for his future and probably the future of sprinting."

De Grasse started in the sport "a little bit late," Sharpe said, but his success has been "incredible."

"I've been in the sport for 50 years. He's the most talented sprinter I've ever observed," said Sharpe, who won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in the 4x100 metre relay.

The coach said he would like to see De Grasse's victory encourage athletes to give track and field a try, a sport he said only gets a high profile during the Olympics once every four years.

"Hopefully it will inspire a lot of younger Canadians to take up the sport," he said.

With De Grasse's gold on Wednesday, Canada increased its haul in Tokyo to 15 medals (four gold, four silver, seven bronze).

— with files from Elena De Luigi

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 4, 2021.

This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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Laurence Vincent-Lapointe's long, winding road to the Tokyo Olympics has ended on the podium.

Canada's Damian Warner picked up right where he left off in the decathlon.

George Springer knocked in three runs with four hits, including another leadoff homer, to jump-start the Toronto Blue Jays to another win.

Angela Price was bracing for a move to Seattle.

The NHL's investigation of Evander Kane offers the league a potential opportunity to set a precedent on match-throwing with legalized sports betting still in its infancy.

Aron Baynes failed to make an impact with the Raptors after signing as a free agent last summer.

The Wizards have their Russell Westbrook replacement.

Bryson DeChambeau missed the Tokyo Olympics due to a positive COVID-19 test.

Simone Biles held secret practices to try and regain her form at the Tokyo Olympics.

The NBA's 2021 class of available players was not a deep one to begin with, and the first two days of free agency removed almost all of the top-tier talent from the market, but there are still helpful players to be had.

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