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It took nine full days of competition, but Canada finally has its first medal from a male athlete in the Rio Games.

Andre De Grasse's bronze in the 100-meter dash on Sunday night _ behind Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin of the U.S. _ was the 13th medal for Canada in these Olympics.

The first 12 were all claimed by Canada's female athletes. 

"They're probably jumping up and down, screaming back home in Canada," De Grasse said.

He didn't know that the Canadian men were 0-for-Rio until his bronze.

"I wasn't even paying attention to that," De Grasse said. "It feels pretty good."

De Grasse is Canada's first medalist in the men's 100 since Donovan Bailey won gold at the Atlanta Games in 1996.