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Andre De Grasse: Can he sweep his Pan Am track events?

The track events got under way Tuesday and Canada has strong representation in the men’s 100 and 200-metre races as well as the men’s 4x100-metre relay. Andre De Grasse, a 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., has run the 100-metre in under 10 seconds three times this year.

The 20-year-old competing in 100- and 200-metre, 4x100-metre relay

Andre De Grasse of Canada finishes first in his men's 100-metre heat ahead of Vitor Hugo dos Santos of Brazil, right, during the athletics competition at the Pan Am Games in Toronto on Tuesday. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press)

The track events got under way Tuesday and Canada has strong representation in the men's 100 and 200-metre races as well as the men's 4x100-metre relay.

Andre De Grasse, a 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., has run the 100-metre in under 10 seconds three times this year. 

He won the first heat race of the Games Tuesday with a time of 10.06 and will run in the semifinal round Wednesday evening to try to qualify for the gold-medal final later that night.

De Grasse will then compete in Round 1 of the men's 200-metre on Thursday and the men's 4x100-metre semifinal on Friday.

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