Canadian sprinters Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse reach podium as Diamond League season begins

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Toronto's Aaron Brown, left, won silver in the Diamond League 200-metre final in Gateshead, England, on Sunday, while Markham, Ont., native Andre De Grasse earned bronze. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images - image credit)
Toronto's Aaron Brown, left, won silver in the Diamond League 200-metre final in Gateshead, England, on Sunday, while Markham, Ont., native Andre De Grasse earned bronze. (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images - image credit)

Canadian sprinter Aaron Brown won silver in the 200-metre final in Diamond League action, while fellow Canuck Andre De Grasse took bronze at the meet in Gateshead, England, on Sunday.

Brown, from Toronto, finished with a time of 20.79 seconds, while De Grasse, a native of Markham, Ont., finished in 20.85 seconds.

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U.S. sprinter Kenneth Bednarek won gold (20.33), pulling away late from the rest of the competition.

In other action, Canada's Matt Hughes finished 11th in the 3000-metre steeplechase earlier in the day. American Hillary Bor won the race with a time of eight minutes and 30.2 seconds, followed by Kenya's Leonard Kipkemoi Bett (8:31.52) in second and France's Djilali Bedrani finishing in third (8:32.04).

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More to come.