Andre De Grasse Maintains Oslo Winning Streak

Andre De Grasse Maintains Oslo Winning Streak
Andre De Grasse Maintains Oslo Winning Streak

Andre De Grasse has competed at the Bislett Games four times. And, as of today, the Canadian sprinter has also won four times at the Bislett Games.

The Olympic 200m champion came under pressure from Britain’s Reece Prescod in the closing stages, but De Grasse just held on to win in 10.05 (0.5m/s) from Prescod (10.06). South Africa’s Akani Simbine was third in 10.09.

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Conditions were a bit tougher for the men’s 110m hurdles and times were affected by the damp conditions and -1.2m/s headwind, but world leader Devon Allen once again emerged victorious in 13.22.

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Spain’s Asier Martinez took second place in 13.30 from Brazil’s Rafael Pereira (13.37).

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Grenada’s Kirani James has been a regular on the Wanda Diamond League circuit for more than a decade, but the 2012 Olympic champion had never previously raced in Oslo. The 29-year-old made a good first impression, though, and won the 400m convincingly in 44.78.

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala was second in 45.45, just ahead of Jamaica’s Olympic finalist Christopher Taylor (45.52).

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Elsewhere, Denmark’s Ida Karstoft maintained her streak of breaking national 200m records this year, winning the half-lap sprint in 22.73 (0.8m/s). It was her sixth Danish record in as many races this year, indoors and out.

credit: Diamondleague

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