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Sports Aaron Brown adds 200m win to stellar Canadian championships

07:10  08 july  2018
07:10  08 july  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

With new baby now on board, Andre De Grasse rests up for Harry Jerome meet

  With new baby now on board, Andre De Grasse rests up for Harry Jerome meet He's enjoyed the thrill of winning an Olympic medal and dealt with the frustration of battling through injury, but Andre De Grasse says becoming a father is a totally new experience. De Grasse's girlfriend Nia Ali gave birth to a girl Saturday in Philadelphia. The couple have named the child Yuri. "It's a different type of feeling," De Grasse said Monday. "It's a new step into becoming a man. It's a new chapter in my life. It's going to be a great ride. I'm looking forward to enjoying it." De Grasse is in Vancouver to compete at the Harry Jerome International Track Classic.

a man smiling for the camera: Aaron Brown, pictured here at the Harry Jerome Classic, won the 200-metre final on Saturday at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa. © Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press Aaron Brown, pictured here at the Harry Jerome Classic, won the 200-metre final on Saturday at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa.

Aaron Brown continued his recent domination of the Canadian sprint field, running to victory in the 200 metre at the Canadian national track and field championships in Ottawa.

Brown finished with a time of 20.17 seconds. He also won the 100 on Friday.

Jerome Blake finished second, clocking in at 20.38, while Mobolade Ajomale was third at 20.62.

Gavin Smellie did not race in the final despite qualifying with the second-fastest time. Andre De Grasse failed to qualify after pulling up with an injury in his semifinal earlier on Saturday.

On the women's side, Crystal Emmanuel pulled off the same feat as Brown, easily winning the 200 after already claiming victory in the 100. 

Emmanuel won with a time of 22.74, with Aiyanna-Brigit Stiverne grabbing second (22.96) and Leya Buchanan third (23.21).

Canadian sprinter De Grasse done for season .
Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse will not race again this season after suffering a right hamstring strain .© Provided by thecanadianpress.comDe Grasse suffered the injury while competing in the 200 metre semifinal Saturday at the Canadian track and field championships, causing him to slow to a walk over the final 30 metres of the race.According to a statement from Brian Levine, who is De Grasse's brand manager with Toronto-based Envision Sports & Entertainment, the sprinter had an MRI on Sunday that revealed a grade 1 strain in his right hamstring.

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