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Brianne Theisen-Eaton Wins Silver In World Championship Heptathlon

08/23/2015 11:40 EDT | Updated 08/23/2016 05:59 EDT
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BEIJING — Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton has won a silver medal in the women's heptathlon at the world track and field championships.

The 26-year-old from Humboldt, Sask., rebounded from a disappointing Day 1 that had her in fourth place heading into Day 2. She finished with 6,554. Jessica Ennis-Hill of Great Britain won the gold in 6,669.

Theisen-Eaton also won silver at the 2013 world championships.

Sprint phenom Andre De Grasse hopes to add another medal for Canada, advancing to Sunday night's final of the men's 100 metres at the world track and field championships.

The 20-year-old from Markham, Ont., ran 9.96 to finish second in a stacked semifinal that included world-record holder Usain Bolt and young American star Trayvon Bromell.

Bolt also ran 9.96 to finish first.

De Grasse is the first Canadian to qualify for the 100 final at the world championships since Bruny Surin in 1999. The race marked the fifth time he's dipped below 10 seconds this year.

Justin Gatlin won the second semifinal in 9.77.

The world championships cap a remarkable season for the young Canadian sprinter, who swept both the 100 and 200 titles at the NCAA championships and then the Pan American Games in Toronto.

Aaron Brown of Toronto ran 10.15 and didn't advance.