4 Canadians together with De Grasse, LePage withdraw from the Commonwealth Video games

Canadian athletes Andre De Grasse, Pierce LePage, Aaron Brown and Jerome Blake retired from the Commonwealth Video games on Tuesday.

All 4 have simply completed the Athletics World Championships, the place De Grasse, Brown and Blake shaped three quarters of the 4x100m gold relay whereas LePage took silver within the decathlon.

Athletes have been anticipated to face a decent turnaround, competing on the World Championships in Oregon over the weekend simply earlier than the Commonwealth opening ceremony on Thursday in Birmingham, England.

Athletics Canada mentioned in an announcement that the choice was made with a watch to the long run.

“These athletes have performed difficult world championships in sizzling climate and sadly need to retire from the 2022 Commonwealth Video games to get better correctly and put together for the remainder of the season.”

De Grasse, the 27-year-old from Markham, Ontario, anchored the gold relay after failing to achieve the 100m last and retreating fully from 200 following a bout with COVID-19.

WATCH | Canada reaches 4x100m gold relay:

Canadian males of gold within the 4x100m on the World Championships

Canadians Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre De Grasse took the boys’s 4x100m podium on the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

Brown, the 30-year-old from Toronto, and Blake, the 26-year-old from Burnaby, BC, have been additionally a part of the relay that secured silver in Tokyo 2020 and gold in Oregon alongside De Grasse.

For 26-year-old LePage, of Whitby, Ontario, silver was his first main medal after fifth place within the Olympics. Reigning Olympic decathlon champion Damian Warner retired halfway by way of the World Cup occasion with an damage. He will even not take part within the Commonwealth Video games.

WATCH | LePage earns silver in decathlon:

Canadian Pierce LePage wins silver within the decathlon

Pierce LePage of Whitby, Ontario, gained silver within the decathlon on the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Camryn Rogers, who gained silver within the hammer throw, and Brendon Rodney, the fourth member of the relay, at the moment are Canada’s solely world athletics medalists competing in England. Marco Arop, who gained bronze within the 800m, was not named within the staff within the first place.

Canada is sending 272 athletes to compete in 18 sports activities and 5 skydiving sports activities on the Commonwealth Video games.

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