Andre De Grasse wins Olympic bronze in 100-meter dash
Allyson Felix advances to Monday’s 400-meter final. USC has 44 Olympians in Rio, the most of any U.S. university
Andre De Grasse ’16 earned the bronze medal in the men’s 100-meter dash and Allyson Felix advanced to the women’s 400-meter final at the 2016 Olympics on Sunday.
USC athletes have now earned seven medals at the Rio Games — three gold, two silver and two bronze.
De Grasse earned the bronze medal in the men’s 100-meter final by taking third with a time of 9.91. Usain Bolt won the gold medal with a time of 9.81, while USA’s Justin Gatlin took the silver with a time of 9.89. De Grasse, running for Canada, became the first Trojan to medal in the 100-meter dash since Don Quarrie earned a silver medal in 1976.
For more on De Grasse’s performance Sunday, visit the USC Athletics website. To follow all of the 44 Trojans competing in Rio — the most of any U.S. university — visit the USC Athletics’ comprehensive Olympics website.
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