Andre De Grasse has captivated the world at this year's Olympics. The 21-year-old Canadian sprinter has made a name for himself as the future in sprinting once Usain Bolt is retired. But it seems like he could take the spot even before Bolt steps down.
De Grasse set a Canadian record in the 200m sprint semi-final, but no one seemed to be focusing on that. Bolt was meters ahead of the Canadian when De Grasse decided to make a final push.
"I don't think he expected me to do that. I had to push him a little bit, you know, see what he has left in the tank," De Grasse said after the game. In yet another candid moment at the Olympics, De Grasse and Bolt were captured smiling at each other as the ran together. But Bolt made it clear he would be crossing the line first, wagging his finger at De Grasse.
"He was supposed to slow down. I said, 'What are you doing? It's a semifinal.' But I think he wanted to push me," said Bolt after the race.
Their new-found friendship has given people something to celebrate during these otherwise controversy-ridden Olympic Games. The bromance even has its own hashtag now: #DeBolt and people are loving it.
De Grasse and Bolt race again in the finals August 18th at 9:30pm ET. I think it's safe to say that regardless of what happens, #DeBolt will give us something to talk about.