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Donovan Bailey's reaction to Andre De Grasse's race is priceless

"De Grasse" is starting to look greener on Canada's side. Andre De Grasse's bronze medal win made him the first Canadian to medal in the 100-metre final since 1996, making the last guy to do it very proud.

Gold medallist in 1996 thrilled to see Canada earn bronze 20 years later

Donovan Bailey, left, the last Canadian to medal in a 100m final, had a great reaction to Andre De Grasse, right, capturing bronze in Rio. (Getty Images)

By Aaron Stern, CBC Sports

"De Grasse" is starting to look greener on Canada's side.

Andre De Grasse's bronze medal win made him the first Canadian to medal in the 100m final in 20 years. The 1996 medal was a gold by the great Donovan Bailey, and two decades later, Bailey wanted nothing more than De Grasse to carry on the legacy.

The Olympic champion's reaction to the race was priceless:

A true passing of the torch. Canadians' loved seeing Bailey's enjoyment of De Grasse's accomplishment.

And, of course, Bailey was not the only one to jump for joy during the big race:

In 1996, Bailey's 100m gold medal was followed by another gold for Canada in the 4x100m relay. With De Grasse running in the 200m and the 4x100m, Canada can only hope history can repeat itself.

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