Lyles completes sprint double with third straight world 200m title

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Lyles completes sprint double with third straight world 200m title

Noah Lyles of the U.S. won his third consecutive world 200 meters title, solidifying his position as the best in the sport since Usain Bolt. Lyles matched Bolt’s achievement of winning both the 100m and 200m titles in the same championship, a feat last accomplished by the Jamaican sprinter in 2015.

Lyles, who had already claimed his first world title in the 100m just five days earlier, dominated the race from start to finish. He burst out of the corner with incredible speed and pulled away down the straight, crossing the finish line in 19.52 seconds, just shy of his world-leading time of 19.47.

After his victory, Lyles expressed his satisfaction with achieving his goal of winning double gold medals. He wanted to prove that he is different from other athletes, and he certainly did so with his outstanding performance. Lyles proudly declared himself a double champion.

Lyles’ U.S. teammate, 19-year-old Erriyon Knighton, who won bronze last year, upgraded to silver in this year’s championship with a time of 19.75. Knighton expressed his motivation to continue improving and aiming for the gold medal in future competitions. He acknowledged the presence of top athletes like Lyles as a source of inspiration.

Letsile Tebogo of Botswana, who won silver in the 100m, secured the bronze medal in the men’s 200m with a time of 19.81. Tebogo emphasized the significance of his performance not only for himself but also for his country and the entire continent. He believed that his achievement would inspire young people in Botswana, as there haven’t been many successful sprinters from his nation.

In the previous night’s semi-finals, Lyles demonstrated his potential by leading the field despite a golf cart accident that delayed his heat. Despite the setback, Lyles remained focused and determined. Jamaican Andrew Hudson, who was involved in the accident and received medical treatment for a glass injury to his eye, still managed to secure a place in the final. However, he finished eighth out of nine competitors.

Zharnel Hughes of Britain, the bronze medalist in the 100m, finished fourth in the men’s 200m final, while American Kenny Bednarek came in fifth. Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada, who had been dealing with a foot injury, finished sixth.

Lyles and Bolt are the only athletes in history to have won the 200m title three times. Other notable sprinters who have achieved the 100/200 double include Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin, and Maurice Greene.

Lyles expressed his pride in joining the elite group of male sprinters who have achieved such remarkable success. He acknowledged the significance of becoming a double world champion and considered it a great accomplishment.

Overall, Noah Lyles’ performance in the men’s 200m final showcased his exceptional talent and solidified his status as one of the greatest sprinters of his generation.

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