Donovan Bailey's reaction to Andre De Grasse's race is priceless
Gold medallist in 1996 thrilled to see Canada earn bronze 20 years later
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.
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The Olympic champion's reaction to the race was priceless:
Did YOU react like <a href="https://twitter.com/donovanbailey">@donovanbailey</a> during the 100-metre final? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> <a href="https://t.co/zKd35IxZ80">https://t.co/zKd35IxZ80</a> <a href="https://t.co/l7gqNIhI0e">https://t.co/l7gqNIhI0e</a>—@CBCOlympics
A true passing of the torch. Canadians' loved seeing Bailey's enjoyment of De Grasse's accomplishment.
Watching Donovan Bailey watch De Grasse is the best.—@KrRutherford
Brought me joy watching <a href="https://twitter.com/donovanbailey">@donovanbailey</a> watching <a href="https://twitter.com/De6rasse">@De6rasse</a> compete in the 100M Final. That was cool. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Olympics?src=hash">#Olympics</a>—@Cabbie
That footage of Donovan Bailey tho ....—@SNJeffBlair
And, of course, Bailey was not the only one to jump for joy during the big race:
This is what went down at the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rio2016?src=hash">#Rio2016</a> Canada House when <a href="https://twitter.com/De6rasse">@de6rasse</a> won <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bronze?src=hash">#bronze</a> in the 100m <a href="https://t.co/kGgn3KIpbQ">https://t.co/kGgn3KIpbQ</a> <a href="https://t.co/cDWoy3aF5F">https://t.co/cDWoy3aF5F</a>—@CBCOlympics
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.
I would love to sit back and celebrate last night, but it's not over yet... Stay wit me Canada. 🇨🇦 🙌🏽🏅—@De6rasse
What did you think of Donovan Bailey's reaction? How did your reaction compare? Tweet us @CBCOlympics!