De Grasse set­tles for fifth-place fin­ish in 100 me­tres

Cape Breton Post - - Sports -

DOHA, Qatar — Canada’s An­dre De Grasse set­tled for a fifth-place fin­ish in the 100 me­tres at the Doha Di­a­mond League meet on Fri­day.

It was the first in­di­vid­ual race of the sea­son for the 22-year-old sprinter from Markham, Ont.

De Grasse, rac­ing in the sixth lane, had a slow start and fin­ished in 10.21 se­conds. Akani Sim­bine of South Africa won gold in 9.99 se­conds.

Ja­maica’s Asafa Pow­ell was sec­ond in 10.08 and Femi Ogun­ode of Qatar fin­ished third in 10.13.

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