Who is Andre De Grasse?
He is a Canadian sprinter who has won a five-time Olympic medal. He won the silver medal in the 200 m at the 2016 Summer Olympics which was organised in Rio de Janeiro, & bronze medals in the 100 m and 4×100 m relay. He also won the bronze in the 100 m and the gold in the 200 m at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He is the first Canadian sprinter who has won three medals in a single Olympics. He won the two medals in a single Olympics that were won by Canadian sprinters Donovan Bailey and Percy Williams.
|Real Name||Andre De Grasse|
|Date of Birth||10th November 1994|
|Source of Income||Sprinting, Brand Endorsement.|
|Age||26 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Alexander Waithe|
|Mother’s name||Beverley De Grasse|
|School||St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic Elementary School in Markham. Later on, Transferred to Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Scarborough. Then Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy & finally Milliken Mills High School.|
|College||Coffeyville Community College.|
|Height||5 feet 10 inches /178 Cm|
|Weight||70 Kg / 155 Lbs.|
|Daughter||Yuri was born in June 2018.|
|Profession||Track and field sprinter.|
|Coach||Rana Reider (since 2018) |
Stuart McMillan (2015–2018)
|Olympic debut||2016 Summer Olympics|
|Twitter/Andre De Grasse|
|Instagram/Andre De Grasse|
|YouTube||YouTube/Andre De Grasse|
|Net Worth||$ 4 million (Rs 29.64 Cr).|
|Last Updated||August 2021.|
He was born on 10th November 1994 in Scarborough, which is an administrative district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His father’s name is Alexander Waithe & mothers name is Beverley De Grasse. As a child student, he has attended many schools including St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic Elementary School in Markham. Later on, transferred to Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Scarborough. Then Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy & finally Milliken Mills High School.
Competing for USC, his legal 100 m time of 9.97 to win the collegiate athletic conference the Pac-12 championship in May 2015 was the first time he ran under 10 seconds, and he became the first Canadian to do the same Canadian track and field athlete, Bruny Surin. He diverted global attention at the NCAA Championships by winning both the 100 and 200 metres ahead of American professional track and field athlete Trayvon Bromell of Baylor University.
At the 2015 IAAF World Championships, he cruised through his heat in 9.99, then made headlines when he nearly beat retired Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. In the final, he tied for the bronze medal with Bromell, running a 9.92. He also participated in the 4 × 100m relay where he won a second bronze medal, running a 38.13 together with Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, and Justyn Warner. He becomes a professional in December 2015, & signed with Puma for $11.25 million (Rs 83.41 Cr).
He participated at the Rio Olympics & in the finals of the 100m with ease after running a time of 10.04 in his heat and then equaling his personal best of 9.92 in the semi-finals. He became the first male athlete to win a medal for Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic for which the cancellation of much waited of 2020 international season, by a year. He achieved more success in the 200m, finishing in the top three in all of his three Diamond League appearances, including winning the Oslo event with a time of 20.09.
After they arrived in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics, He started by competing in the heats of the men’s 100m. He easily won his heat, making a new season-best time of 9.91, just 0.01 which is his personal best from two years before and ended up with the fastest time in any of the heats. He was second in his semi-final behind Fred Kerley, with a new personal best time of 9.89. This was Canada’s fourteenth medal of the Tokyo Olympics and the first for a male athlete.
He is in a relationship with American track and field athlete Nia Ali and has a daughter named Yuri born June 2018.
He has won The Lionel Conacher Award as the Canadian Press male athlete of the year & he has also won the Harry Jerome Award in April 2017.
Social Media Portfolio
What is Andre De Grasse top speed?
19.73 seconds in the 200-m.
Andre De Grasse Instagram.
Andre De Grasse Olympic debut.
2016 Summer Olympics.
Andre De Grasse Endrosement deal.
Andre De Grasse Height.
5 feet 10 inches /178 Cm.