Andre De Grasse Height, Weight, Body Measurements, Parents, Net Worth

Andre De Grasse is the first Canadian sprinter to win three Olympic medals in a single Olympic event. This feat earned him stardom in the sports world. His career dates back to his early days in high school before his talent was discovered and nurtured properly. Learn all about him here.

Bio of André De Grasse

De Grasse was born on November 10, 1994, in Scarborough, Ontario, to Beverley De Grasse (mother and former high school sprinter in Trinidad and Tobago) and Alexander Waithe (father from Barbados). He grew up in Markham, Ontario and attended St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Catholic Elementary School in Scarborough from kindergarten to grade two before transferring to Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School in Markham.

At Mother Teresa, in eighth grade, he won his first competitive race in 2006 before going to study at Father Michael McGivney Catholic Academy and Milliken Mills High School. He continued to run more competitively here and was notable for wearing basketball shorts and conversation shoes on the running track. Andre, in his first 100m race, secured second place with an impressive time of 10.9 seconds, which got coach Tony Sharpe to notice.

Continuing his education, he attended Coffeyville Community College from 2013 to 2014 before moving to the University of Southern California in 2015.

Career – Amateur And Professional

Before 2015, Andre De Grasse was already a champion and won three gold medals at the 2013 Canada Games in the 100, 200 and 4 * 100 meters.

In May 2015, he won the Pac-12 Championship with a time of 9.97 seconds in the 100m race. It was the first time he had run 100 meters under 10 seconds in his career. At the NCAA Championships in 2015, he again put on an impressive performance to win the 100m finishing in 9.75 seconds; the wind was +2.7 m/s. This makes him the seventh fastest man in the world and, of course, the fastest Canadian ever.

Yet in the 2015 NCAA Championship, he finished an impressive 19.58 seconds in the 200-meter race, his personal best recorded four weeks earlier was half a second faster. He won a bronze medal in the 100 meters with Trayvon Bromell of the American, finishing 9.92 seconds ahead of the 2015 World Championships in Athletics held in Beijing. Another bronze was also won in what he described as the greatest race of his life after winning bronze in the 4*100 meter relay with a time of 38.13 seconds with team members; Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney and Justyn Warner.

Around this time, he had started to attract the attention of many big brands for sponsorship deals, which led to him signing with Puma for $11.25 million.

Coming to the 2016 Summer Olympics, in the 100-meter race, he took third place behind fastest Justin Gatlin and fastest Usain Bolt with 9.91 seconds. He became the first male athlete to medal for Canada at the Games and with the promise of doing better in the rest of the final ahead of him. Usain Bolt was very supportive of him after seeing him hug him after the race and told reporters he ran like him, although a bit slower in the “blocks”, but once there was going, he was going pretty fast.

Andre De Grasse didn’t disappoint either. He won silver in the 200m final at 20.2 seconds and bronze in the 4*100m relay after the third-placed US team had was disqualified for passing the baton outside the zone. as a zone violation.

Days before the 2017 Stockholm Diamond League WorldAthletic Championship, he strained his hamstring and was forced to withdraw from the trials. He has improved much faster and we hope to see him win more races as he progresses in his career.

Family: parents

His parents were not of Canadian descent. His mother moved to Canada when he was 26, while his father began residing in Canada when he was a teenager. Arguably his mother, who was once a high school sprinter in Trinidad and Tobago, got her fast running genes.

His parents, especially his mother, are loyal to Rome Faithful Catholics and this had a great impact on his younger life. He was raised with his three siblings, including brothers Julian and Dantee Waithe, and sister Alexandra Waithe in Markham, Ontario.

Height, weight, measurements

The athlete is shorter than most successful runners who have made their mark on the track. He stands 5 feet 9 inches or 176 cm off the ground with a well-regulated body weight of 70 kg.

Net value

Andre De Grasse is supposed to be much richer than he appears. His multi-year contract with Puma is worth around $11 million, with bonuses around $30 million. His exact net worth is not known as there are conflicting reports from several sources. However, he is certainly wealthy and still young, expect to get even richer.

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