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De Grasse misses cut for 100m final at nationals, fails to meet qualifying standard for worlds

Andre De Grasse failed to qualify for the men’s 100-metre final at the Canadian track and field championships on Friday in Langley, B.C.

The 28-year-old from Markham, Ont., finished ninth in the semifinal, with fellow Olympians Bolade Ajomale, Aaron Brown, Bismark Boateng, Jerome Blake and Brendon Rodney qualifying for the final.

De Grasse clocked 10.21 seconds. The reigning Olympic men’s 200m champion and 100m bronze medallist is among the athletes who have not yet met their qualifying standards for next month’s world championships in Hungary. The men’s 200m is on Sunday, the same day the qualifying window closes.

Damian Warner — the reigning Olympic champion in the decathlon — failed to qualify for the men’s 400 after missing the cut in the preliminary round.

He competed earlier in the discus, placing sixth, and will take part in the hurdles on Saturday.

Crystal Emmanuel and Khamica Bingham will compete on the women’s side.

On the field, Richmond, B.C., native Camryn Rogers is looking to clinch the Canadian hammer throw title. Rogers earned silver at the 2022 world championships and has twice broken her own record in 2023.

De Grasse, Brown, Blake and Rodney will get their upgraded Tokyo Olympic silver medals Saturday at the Canadian national trials in a medal reallocation ceremony.

The group had initially earned bronze in the men’s 4×100 relay at the Tokyo Games two years ago.

However, an official upgrade came in May 2022 following the disqualification of the British team due to a doping violation by team member CJ Ujah.

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