Canada wins Olympic gold, U.S. takes silver, bronze in men's 200m

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Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse won Olympic gold in the men's 200-meter final on Wednesday, followed by Americans Kenny Bednarek and Noah Lyles, who took the silver and bronze, respectively.

Why it matters: The men's 200m had been dominated by Jamaica the last few years with running legend Usain Bolt taking back-to-back-to-back golds. But with a retired Bolt out of the race, Canada and the U.S. looked to claim the top spot.

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The big picture: De Grasse finished first with a time of 19.62 seconds. Bednarek finished in 19.68 seconds, and Lyles ran a 19.74-second race.

  • The U.S. had not claimed a medal in the race since the 2008 Beijing Games. It hasn't snatched gold since Shawn Crawford won in 2004.

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