If you're thinking that someone as fast on foot as De Grasse needs a car equally quick on wheels, you'll have to think again.

There have been several noteworthy performances by Canadian athletes at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio, Brazil, and one of the more impressive stories is that of sprinter Andre De Grasse, who won a bronze medal in the men's 100 metre sprint yesterday.

De Grasse, who was the first male to win a medal at Rio 2016 for Canada, started slow in the 100 metre final, but came on extremely strong at the end to lock down third place, finishing behind runner-up Justin Gatlin of the United States and Jamaica's Usain Bolt, who made yet another gold medal performance.

If you're thinking that someone as fast on foot as De Grasse has something equally quick on wheels, you'll have to think again. Instead of, say, a Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 or BMW M5, the first car De Grasse bought after earning a multi-million dollar sponsorship deal from Puma was.... wait for it... a Honda Accord.

That's right - the podium-sitting Canadian Olympian opted to buy one of the most staid - albeit one of the most popular - cars in North America. Apparently, De Grasse is an environmentalist, and before the Honda, was considering a Tesla as his vehicle of choice.

It seems Jamaican Usain Bolt is bound to be quicker than De Grasse on any type of track since Bolt has an endorsement deal with Nissan, and owns his own gold-wrapped Nissan GT-R.

Regardless, Canada is clearly proud of De Grasse's masterful bronze medal performance, so really, he can buy whatever car the Olympic champion so desires. Here's to many more medals in the 21-year-old's future as we look forward to Tokyo 2020.

Source: Inside Toronto

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