Andre De Grasse finishes 2nd in 200m at Grenada Invitational
Canadian sprinter runs 1st individual race since return from injury
Andre De Grasse is back on track — literally and figuratively.
De Grasse finished in 20.20 seconds, just behind Britain's Miguel Francis (20.16) and ahead of Kyle Greaux of Trinidad and Tobago (20.51).
Toronto's Brendon Rodney was fourth in 20.63 seconds.
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Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Aaron Brown also competed at the event and finished second in the 100m race. Brown clocked in at 10.13, behind Adam Gimili of Great Britain at 10.11. American Christopher Belcher ran 10.14 for third.
De Grasse, who strained his hamstring at the 2017 world championships and then again at last year's Canadian championship, passed his first test unscathed by racing two relays for Canada last weekend in Florida.
2nd fastest 100m season opener ever (10.13) from lane 1 in the rain - I’ll take it! Ready for 2019 💥 <a href="https://t.co/yEFyzVeATr">pic.twitter.com/yEFyzVeATr</a>—@KingsleySC
If there were nerves about racing at the Florida Relays last weekend, he erased them by anchoring Canada's 4x100-metre relay to victory. He followed it up by running a leg on Canada's 4x200 relay, which also won gold.
"I'm happy and in a good place, and looking forward to see how I do when I open up the season [in Grenada]," he said on Thursday.
De Grasse won silver in the men's 200 at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He also earned bronze in the 100 and was a part of Canada's third-place 4x100 men's relay team.
With files from CBC Sports