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Canada takes Tokyo Olympics bronze in men’s 4×100-metre relay

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TOKYO — Andre De Grasse ran a blistering anchor leg, and Canada’s men’s 4×100 relay team won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

It’s the third medal of the Games, and sixth Olympic medal overall, for De Grasse.

The 26-year-old from Markham, Ont., overtook the Chinese runner in the final leg as Canada finished in a season-best time of 37.7 seconds.

Italy finished first in 37.5 seconds, followed by Britain in 37.51.

De Grasse led a team that included Toronto’s Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake of Kelowna, B.C., and Toronto’s Brendon Rodney.

It’s Canada’s second straight Olympic bronze in the event.

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