TOKYO 2020: Andre De Grasse wins gold for Canada in 200m, McLaughlin 400mh WR 51.46 | SportsMax Zone

TOKYO 2020: Andre De Grasse wins gold for Canada in 200m, McLaughlin 400mh WR 51.46 | SportsMax Zone

[Music] welcome back to the sports magazine after 12 days of competition after 2020 tokyo olympics the people’s republic of china continue to lead the medal standings with 32 goals followed by the us with 25 goals and hosts nation japan with 21. great britain and australia both with 15 gold medals round out the top five in the caricom block jamaica continues the lead with two goals followed by bermuda’s one gold medal while the day was highlighted by american sydney mclaughlin and her gold medal win in the women’s 400 meter hurdles in a world record time of 51.46 seconds the 21 year old mclaughlin absolutely destroyed her previous world record of 50.90 by almost half a second her compatriot dalala muhammad took the silver also running under 52 seconds with a time of 51.58 seconds fam kabol of the netherlands copped the bronze in a european record 52.03 seconds jamaica’s geneve russell just missed out on the medals but she represented well with a personal best of 53.08 seconds so chris like the men’s equivalent the woman’s 400 meters hurdles was out of this world yeah a magnificent race as i said earlier i mean as i said personal best world record broken five out of eight of the athletes running a personal best it’s the same thing we saw in the men’s event as well this was like a complete mirror of that event um i mean when we look at national records um regional records and so on so an excellent run geneve russell from the caribbean doing excellent as well yes she was jenny yeah exactly she was back and forth but ran a personal best of 53.08 so i thought that was a magnificent run by her as well it was never it was going it was always going to be tough for her in this field with with think about and mohammed mohammed as well it was always going to be a difficult race for her to middle in but i thought she represented well and for her to run a personal best in the final there’s not much more you could have asked for from the caribbean and jamaica yeah and you know after looking at this race because i feel like everything keeps going up a notch it keeps getting better and better every day so when var home run you know we were like all right this seems like it’s going to be the best for the tokyo 2020 olympics and then we saw mclucklin so does that discussion you know um peak in your mind at any point when you keep seeing these athletes um step up it just shows the clutch performances of this year’s olympics which we have spoken about so far and it’s so amazing that these two american leaders when they won there was no grand celebration very unlike vargo man company tourist vesta and everything i mean these ladies just really sat down on the track there was no big smiles it’s almost like this was expected um even when even when she would have seen the mclaughlin side and that the world record and so on it was not a big deal it’s almost like she knew that she was going to do it she expected this to happen and it did happen i mean it was an amazing run um and kudos to russell as well she certainly represented very well did very well 53.08 an excellent time and as i said to series like this with so many personal bests national records regional records it’s one of the best as well it totally matched them in definitely well like usain bolt mclaughlin was a junior star at the 2016 rio games she was the youngest athlete at 16 to make the u.s track and field team since 1972. so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that she is obliterating the world record and elevating the bar no surprises right no no surprise is there as i said i mean she has shown her quality right through this is something she’s been doing all season she’s done it before this season as well she’s broken the record then broken it again so i mean it’s just amazing in terms of the times that she’s run and as i said just based on her expression she knew she was going to win this race yes mohammed was her biggest test but she won comfortably she was in control of the race um if you look at from from start to finish how she managed the entire race yeah and the rest of the field was really strong apart from muhammad the rest of the field was really struggling just to stay with her i mean think both from um from the netherlands tried very hard as well but it was a struggle right throat and she was really a class definitely class i like how you put that word in right there so speaking about class android degrass also a standard performer on the day winning the men’s 200 meters in 19.62 seconds to become canada’s first olympic gold medalist in track in 25 years kenneth bednarek of the us was second in a personal best time of 19.68 seconds batnarag’s countryman noah lyles caught the bronze in 19.74 seconds then we had jamaica’s rasheed dyer and trinidad and tobago’s jeremy richards finished at the back of the track notwithstanding that chris the grass is now a five-time olympic medalist at the age of 26. he has achieved so much you know and it’s great to see that he’s finally you know finally gotten that elusive gold medal i mean coming up in a time of usain bolt it was very difficult for him well it was very difficult in terms of the class of usain bolt for him to get the better of him and win that gold medal so he was always playing second fiddle but he was saying bronze and so on yes he was young as well but he showed the quality from then and it’s great to see i mean very happy for him great to see him now finally come through and win that gold medal show his class show that he has that experience and so on he’s now at the fore of it all and i mean for him to come on the field like that as you know he’s never been the fastest starter but such a great finisher i mean powers down the track in that final hundred and he was behind and just to see how he drew in lyles and company and and and and won that gold medal was really a smashing performance by so let me just give you a joke right as soon as i came into the office this morning our producer ramon you know how he is he said to me mariah you know what’s happening which and that and tobago you all haven’t gotten any olympic medals you know he was obviously trying to poke at me you know what i’m going to say andre de grasse i’m claiming him because he does have um trinidad and tobago mother so ramon we we have one here in the back and the patients will be happy as well because his father is from barbados and and you know he and his family he and his mother migrated to yeah canada and so i grew up but lovely athlete great performance um improved as the rose went on it really showed he really showed his class and experience and maturity as our own and toronto pb as well that’s magnificent as you say you want to see in the final events of the championships where athletes are peaking and running personal best doing best throws best jumps and so on so great from his perspective great for canada to be on the gold correct gold section of the podium definitely happy for him he has struggled with a hamstring injury uh chris and of course as soon as he um he reached the finish line today he called his partner and he said finally so we all know that this has been weighing on his mind for some time and i’m extremely happy to see you know his hard work come on into fruition well continuing now and we’re staying with the olympics a british boxer is regretting his decision to refuse to wear his silver medal on the podium after losing his light heavyweight gold medal bout ben whittaker was beaten over three rounds by cuba’s allen lopez at the medal ceremony the 24 year old whitaker stuffed the silver medal into his pocket on the podium commenting on his action afterwards whitaker said i lost a gold so to me it’s a failure so i’m so i am not going to celebrate silva at the moment i am sure over the years i will look back and see what an achievement it is you don’t win silver you lose gold so that is why i was so emotional nobody trains for silver or bronze everybody up here trained for the gold medal i woke up this morning surely believing this was my time i had the whole of the west midlands behind me and great britain congratulations to allen it was his time he’s a great boxer i just have to go back to the gym change a few things work harder and hopefully next time it will be my turn so chris i’d love to know where you stand um on this topic because for me i’m just seeing an athlete who doesn’t want to lose he just knows that he has to win the pressure of um his people back home looking on at him waiting for this medal uh i think it has gotten to him and got the better of him and he’s just saying you know he didn’t mean any disrespect to the winner but he’s saying please understand how much this loss is affecting me as well bad sportsmanship by whitaker but he apologized yeah he apologized after but the moment has already gone and the world would have seen him on the podium not holding not putting his medal around his neck stuff in it in his pocket came across like a spoiled brat um not the best behavior by him i think he realizes that no um kudos to him for being able to stand up after and say that you know he’s made a mistake he should have done better and so on but the fact is in that moment he he didn’t show good sportsmanship and that’s unfortunate because the medal ceremony is what everybody is watching and you you think about the relationship between himself and other athletes as well you know um how would it how would it look to them it looks as if you know that you know he doesn’t have any regard for them online this wasn’t a good look yeah um as i said he since apologized and i’m sure he’ll be forgiven eventually you’re saying that i’m sorry to cut you you’re saying that and all i can think about is shelly and frieza price because she didn’t do what she expected but the amount of grit and grace and class that she showed when she um took to the medal the podium was something that a lot of people left talking about and you know it’s just something to compare when we talk about this boxer because we see how she was able to you know again she was somebody that everybody said gold and she didn’t get the gold but it didn’t um you know affect her at the podium in particular the man in which she responded but grace and he’s not just representing himself as he said you know he’s representing a nation his family and so on but maybe the nation understands maybe they they don’t know what it is to be to get silver maybe they don’t know they might understand after but at the same point they i mean they don’t want to be what can i say they don’t want to be disrespected they don’t want to to feel embarrassed by by by his actions or his performance or or how he would have come across so i think i think that aspect of it is important look professional athletes are always going to be disappointed none of them want to lose so in the moment when the sport is going on i can understand seeing that kind of disgust um in terms of your reaction to losing but then after that how you how you congratulate your opponent how you get on the podium and you know of course as you said like shelly and fraser price she would have loved to have common one double gold as well but it wasn’t her time and how and how she represent herself and you know gave credit to her opponents and so on that’s an important part i think a sport and as you said class agreed and you know you saying that as we are about to wrap this segment it just takes away from the other person’s win because now the headlines we are discussing ben whittaker that’s the headline we haven’t discussed the winner and that’s just to show you how the discussion changes when you do things like that we go to break we’ll be back [Music] you
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TOKYO 2020: Andre De Grasse wins gold for Canada in 200m, McLaughlin 400mh WR 51.46 | SportsMax Zone

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