De Grasse feels ready to deliver - Canadian sprint star aspires to inherit Bolt legacy

By Ricardo Chambers and Donald Oliver February 10, 2021

 

Fit-again Canadian sprint sensation, Andre De Grasse, feels increasingly confident he is ready to take up the mantle once laid out for him by Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, the world sat up and took notice as De Grasse effortlessly cruised alongside Bolt to the line in the 200m semi-finals.  Then, the young Canadian sprinter seemed destined for great things and Bolt, the double-world record holder, gave his seal of approval.

Since then, however, the young sprinter has been beset by injuries.  He bounced to claim a pair of medals at the 2019 Doha World Championships and believes he is rounding into top shape for this year's Tokyo Olympics.

On this episode of The Commentators, the sprinter speaks candidly regarding his setbacks, growth, and even his recent journey into fatherhood.  De Grasse also dishes on what advice he has recently imparted to talented young Jamaican quarter-miler, Christopher Taylor. 

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