Top 5 Canadian Athletes of 2016: Andre De Grasse | CBC Sports

Top 5 Canadian Athletes of 2016: Andre De Grasse | CBC Sports


We are now down to the top two of our top five Canadian athletes of 2016. Here’s what you might have missed. Golfer Brooke Henderson was in the number
five spot. Paralympic swimmer Aurelie Rivard took the number four, and number three belonged to Sid the Kid. Who’s taking the number two spot? “A new Canadian record for Andre De Grasse.” If you’re Andre De Grasse, how do you even
begin to top 2015? He burst onto the scene at the NCAA Championships, won double gold at the Pan Ams, bronze in the 100 at the worlds, and signed a multi-million-dollar deal with
Puma. But 2016 wasn’t too shabby either because
it was all about introducing him to the world. The stage: The Olympics. The name: Usain Bolt. And the flare: Bromance. These two made the usually boring heats entertaining. But Bolt capped off his Olympic career with
three more golds. De Grasse won the bronze in the 100, won the silver in the 200, and anchored the relay team to a bronze medal. He will also forever be in one of the coolest
sports pictures of all time. The torch was officially passed. De Grasse made history by becoming the first
Canadian ever to medal in all three sprint events, and is only number two on our list. Number one comes tomorrow. See you then.

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