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Southern California Athletics | August 19, 2016

USC's De Grasse earns second medal

  USC's Andre De Grasse won silver in the men's 200M, just behind Usain Bolt.

Andre De Grasse won a silver medal in the men's 200m at the 2016 Olympics held at Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Thursday. With two medals earned in the day, Trojans and former Trojans have won 12 medals at the Rio Games.

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De Grasse won the silver medal for Canada with a time of 20.02 (-0.5). Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the event with a time of 19.78, his third straight 100m and 200m titles at the Olympics. De Grasse had run a PR of 19.80 (-0.3), breaking his national record, to advance out of the semifinals yesterday with the second-best qualifying time.

De Grasse is expected to compete today in the men's 4x100m relay final for Canada.

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