Just like Penny Oleksiak last week, Andre De Grasse didn’t show any nerves in his first Olympic final.
De Grasse became scored Canada’s first medal in the men’s 100-metre dash since Donovan Bailey won gold 20 years ago in Atlanta. De Grasse’s personal best time of 9.91 seconds was third best behind Usain Bolt and who won gold with a time of 9.81 seconds, and Justin Gatlin who won silver.
Bolt is the first sprinter to win gold in the 100-metre dash.
De Grasse and Bolt, who embraced each other on the track after Sunday’s race, will see a lot of each other this week. Both will compete in the 200-metre sprint and the 4-by-100 relay.
Londoner Lanni Marchant became the first Canadian to attempt and complete a 10,000-metre race and a marathon at the Olympics. On Sunday the 32-year-old finished in two hours, 33 minutes and eight seconds, good for 24th place. Marchant ran the women’s 10,000-metre race just two days earlier and came in 25th on Friday.
Canada now has two gold, two silver and nine bronze, good for 12th place overall. Canada and Hungary both have 13 medals but Hungary has more gold medals.
De Grasse’s bronze kept Canada’s streak alive of winning at least one medal a day.
Londoner Miranda Ayim and the Canadian women’s basketball team closed out the preliminary round with a 73-60 loss to Spain.
That puts them at 3-2, they will play France in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
There’s only one Londoner in action Monday in Rio, TJ Sanders competes in men’s volleyball at 7:30 p.m., Canada will play Italy.
There will be eight preliminary and semi-final races Monday morning. London 2012’s bronze medallist Mark Oldershaw of Burlington is a contender for Canada.
Canada’s Stephanie Horner will race in the open water marathon. She made the switch to outdoors after swimming in the pool for Canada in the last two Olympic Games.
Isabela Onyshko of Brandon, Manitoba will represent Canada in the beam finals. Medals will also be handed out for men’s vault and men’s rings.
Reigning world champing Shawnacy Barber will be seen in the men’s pole vault final. The Canadian became the youngest ever to clear six metres earlier this year.
Canadian Brandon McBride of Windsor, Ont. will run in the 800m Monday night. He’ll have a tough time going up against Kenya’s David Rudisha, the current Olympic champion and world record holder.