• De Grasse pulls out of World Athletics Championships with hamstring injury

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Andre De Grasse has withdrawn from the World Athletics Championships with an injury.

The double Olympic bronze medalist Andre De Grasses injured his hamstring just couple days before the opening day of  the 2017 World Championships.

The 22-year-old De Grasse had a potential to win medals in the 100 and 200 metres. He also served as the anchor on Canada’s 4×100 relay team.

"To my fans and my supporters; " De Grasse wrote on his facebook page"

"Earlier this week in practice, I suffered a hamstring tear that has forced me to withdraw from the World Championships."

"Injuries are a part of the sport, and the timing of this one is especially unfortunate. While I’m in the best shape of my life and extremely disappointed that I will not have the chance to compete for my country in London, I can't forget or be ungrateful for the successes that I've been blessed with up to this point in my career."

"Thank you to my family, friends and fans that have supported me all the way….. I'll be back stronger and faster than ever."

"But for now, Canada still has a very strong team at the World Championships. They are preparing to take on the world, and the focus should be on them. "

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