Track and Field

Andre De Grasse puts up season-best time in 4th-place finish at Diamond League meet

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse finished fourth in a season-best effort in the men's 200-metre event in Diamond League action on Saturday in Paris, France.

Markham, Ont., native lowered previous best of 20.67 seconds to 20.38

Canada's Andre De Grasse, seen at the Bislett Games, finished fourth in the men's 200-metre event in Diamond League competition on Saturday in Paris, France. (Stian Lysberg Solum/NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Canadian sprint star Andre De Grasse finished fourth in a season-best effort in the men's 200-metre event in Diamond League action on Saturday in Paris, France.

The Markham, Ont., native crossed the finish line with a time of 20.38 seconds.

South Africa's Luxolo Adams ran away with the victory with a time of 19.82 seconds.

Dominican Alexander Ogondo placed second with a national record and personal best of 20.03 seconds, while France's Mouhamadou Fall took third place (20.26).

WATCH | De Grasse lowers season-best, places 4th at Diamond League:

Luxolo Adams finishes 1st, Andre De Grasse places 4th in men's 200m

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Duration 1:44
The South African competitor recorded a time of 19.82, while De Grasse, of Markham, Ont. clocked in at 20.38. The race came as part of the World Athletics Diamond League competition in Paris, France.

De Grasse won the first Olympic gold medal of his career and first by a Canadian in the 200 since 1928 last summer, setting a national record time of 19.62 in Tokyo. De Grasse has run the distance twice this year, with a best of 20.67 in legal wind on April 29 near his home in Jacksonville, Fla.

Two weeks later, he was fourth in a wind-assisted 20.15 at the Diamond League season opener in Doha, Qatar.

Fraser-Pryce impresses with 100m performance

Three-time Olympic gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce equalled her world-leading time of the year in winning the 100 meters in 10.67 seconds at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday.

She was unchallenged at Stade Charlety as she matched her time at the Kip Keino Classic in Kenya last month. She also beat Jamaican countrywoman and two-time reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah's meet record of 10.72, set last year.

The 35-year-old Fraser-Pryce will go for a 10th world championship gold medal in Eugene, Oregon, next month.

WATCH | Fraser-Pryce cruises to 100m Diamond League win:

World Athletics Diamond League Paris: women's 100m

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Duration 2:33
Watch the women's 100-metre race from the World Athletics Diamond League meet in Paris.

Winfred Yavi of Bahrain triumphed in the women's 3,000 steeplechase in a world-leading and personal best time of 8:56.55.

Olympic bronze medallist Yaroslava Mahuchikh also set a world-leading mark for 2022 in the women's high jump at 2.01 meters as she led a 1-2-3 for Ukraine with Iryna Gerashchenko and Yuliya Levchenko.

American Devon Allen won the men's 110 hurdles in 13.16, and Nigerian Tobi Amusan clinched the women's 100 hurdles in 12.41 ahead of Bahamian Devynne Charlton.

Frenchman Benjamin Robert pleased the crowd with a late surge to overtake Australian Peter Bol and win the men's 800 in 1:43.75, while Ethiopian Selemon Barega cruised to victory in the men's 5,000 in 12:56.19.

Olympic champions Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won the men's and women's 400, in 44.21 and 50.10, respectively.

Also, Olympic champion Valarie Allman won the women's discus with a meet record of 68.68 meters to beat the previous mark set by rival Sandra Perkovic of Croatia. Perkovic was second with a throw of 68.19.

Sweden hosts the next Diamond League meet in Stockholm on June 30.

With files from The Associated Press

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