Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Andre De Grasse put an otherwise lacklustre season behind him to take the men’s 200m at the 2023 Diamond League Final in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday (17 September).
De Grasse produced a storming run in his final race of the year to clock 19.76, the fourth-fastest time of his career, and claim his maiden Diamond League title.
Bednarek, the winner of the 2021 Diamond Trophy, ran a strong bend to lead from Knighton.
But De Grasse, who was sixth in the World Championship 200m having failed to make the Canadian team in the 100m, shifted into a higher gear to surge past both Americans and win with ease.
The victory shows De Grasse is back to his best struggles with form and fitnees and not to be under-estimated as he defends his Olympic title at Paris 2024.
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