TOKYO — Andre De Grasse of Canada claimed his second medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, sprinting to gold in the men’s 200 meters in 19.62 seconds, a national record.
He was followed by three athletes from the United States: Kenny Bednarek won the silver (19.68) and Noah Lyles was third for the bronze (19.74). Erriyon Knighton, the 17-year-old high school student from Tampa, Fla., was fourth.
De Grasse, 26, won bronze in the 100 meters this week. He is now a five-time Olympic medalist.
Taking the torch from their countryman David Rudisha, Kenyans finished one-two in the men’s 800 meters. Emmanuel Korir won the gold in 1 minute 45.06 seconds, and Ferguson Rotich finished behind him for silver. Rudisha was the 2012 and 2016 Olympic champion in the event, and last raced competitively in 2017. Patryk Dobek of Poland finished third.
Clayton Murphy of the United States, the bronze medalist in 2016, finished ninth on Wednesday.
Women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase
With about four laps remaining in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase, Courtney Frerichs decided to push the pace. She was rewarded with a silver medal.
Frerichs, the American record-holder in the event and the silver medalist at the 2017 world championships, broke down in tears as she crossed the line in 9:04.79. Peruth Chemutai of Uganda won the gold, and Hyvin Kiyeng of Kenya finished in third.
Emma Coburn of the United States, the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympics, was laboring when she tumbled after hurdling a barrier. She finished in 14th place but was later disqualified because she had fallen inside the track.
Women’s 400-meter semifinals
Allyson Felix of the United States advanced to Friday’s final, finishing second in her heat. Felix, competing in her fifth Olympic Games, needs one more medal for 10 in her career, which would match her with Carl Lewis as the United States’ most decorated track and field Olympian. Now 35, Felix has said that these are her final Olympics.