Andre De Grasse became the first Canadian to win three medals in each of the sprint events at the 2016 Olympics, winning silver behind Usain Bolt in the 200m and bronze in the 100m and 4x100m events.
In 2015 he burst onto the sports scene winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the NCAA Championships and double gold in his own backyard at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games before wrapping up the season with bronze medals in the 100m and 4x100m at the World Championships. Injury and illness slowed Andre down in for a couple of seasons but he fought his way back winning silver and bronze medals at the 2019 World Championships in the 200m and 100m events respectively.
Off the track, Andre is a proud father raising his daughter Yuri and step-son Titus with his partner Nia Ali who is the reigning World Champion in the women’s 100m hurdles and an Olympic Silver medalist. The speedy couple met at the University of Southern California and live and train together in Jacksonville, Florida.
In addition to his responsibility as a family man, Andre seeks to inspire and empower youth through the work of the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation and as an author of a children’s book that will be released in early 2021.