USC Alumnus Andre De Grasse Wins Bronze In 100m, Earns Fourth Olympic Medal
Andre De Grasse earned a bronze medal in the men's 100m dash and Rai Benjamin advanced to the men's 400m hurdles final to highlight USC's action during the third day of the 2020 Olympics at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan today (Aug. 1). Michael Norman also easily advanced to the men's 400m final, while Isaiah Jewett's Olympic dream was tripped up in the men's 800m semifinals.
De Grasse (USC 2015) took third in the men's 100m final with a personal best of 9.89 (+0.1) to earn a bronze medal. De Grasse advanced to the 100m final earlier in the day by taking second in his semifinal heat with a time of 9.98 (-0.1). De Grasse now has earned three bronze medals and one silver medal in his Olympic career.
The USC 100m record-holder won his previous three Olympic medals at the 2016 Olympics, earning a silver medal in the 200m,a bronze in the 100m and a bronze in the 4x100m relay.
De Grasse is still scheduled to compete in the 200m (Aug. 2 at 7:05 p.m. PT) and the 4x100m relay (Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m.)
Other Track Results From Sunday
- Michael Norman (USC 2018) cruised to a second-place finish in his men's 400m heat and was 14th on time among the qualifiers to the semifinal on Aug. 2 at 4:05 a.m. PT.
- Isaiah Jewett (USC 2021) had heartbreak in the men's 800m as he was tripped with about 150 meters remaining in the race which sent him down onto the track. He was in great striking position at that point in third place, but once he got up and jogged in with the athlete who accidently trip him, he finished seventh with a time of 2:38.12
- Rai Benjamin placed second in his men's 400m hurdles semifinal with a time of 47.37 to automatically advance to the event final on Aug. 2 at 8:20 p.m. PT. His time was third among the qualifiers for the final.
Among the Trojans in action on the fourth day of action at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be Anna Cockrell (W-400m H semifinal), Tynia Gaither (W-200m heats), Amalie Iuel (W-400m H semifinal), Dalilah Muhammad (W-400m H semifinal), Michael Norman (M-400m semifinal), Gianna Woodruff (W-400m H semifinal).