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Andre De Grasse tops field in 200m at Diamond League

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and set a meeting record in the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday.

Canadian sprinter follows up double-gold performance at nationals

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse set a meeting record to win the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press)

Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse finished first and set a meeting record in the 200-metre race at the Diamond League stop in Rabat, Morocco, on Sunday.

The Markham, Ont., native ran the distance in 20.03 seconds. Ameer Webb of the U.S. was second with a time of 20.18, while Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes registered a time of 20.22 to finish third. 

De Grasse set a meeting record with a time of 20.03 in the 200m during the Diamond League stop in Rabat 0:47

De Grasse won both the 100 and 200 races at the Canadian track championships in Ottawa last weekend. 

The 22-year-old has won four consecutive Diamond League races, capturing the 200 in Rome, and the 100 in Oslo and Stockholm.

The 22-year-old sprinter from Markham, Ontario won the 200m event in a meet record time of 20.03 seconds 2:53

In the 800m, Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont., clocked a season-best time of one minute, 45.01 seconds to finish fourth.

Canadian Brandon McBride set a season best in the 800m with a time of 1:45:01, finishing fourth. 3:40

Nijel Amos of Botswana crossed the line first with a time of 1:43.91, Kenya's Kipyeogon Bett was second in 1:44.28, and Donavan Brazier placed third at 1:44.62. 

Liz Gleadle of Vancouver threw a personal-best 60.43 metres to place fourth in javelin. Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic won the event with a distance of 63.73, Slovenia's Martina Ratej was second at 62.46, followed by Tatsiana Khaladovich of Belarus at 62.38. 

Toronto's Shawn Barber, who won his event at the nationals, finished fourth in the pole vault competition as he cleared 5.60m. 

Pawel Wojciechowski of Poland cleared 5.85 for the win, Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany was second at 5.70, and Piotr Lisek of Poland also cleared 5.70 for a third-place result. 

With files from The Canadian Press

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