Lyles Takes Sprint Double at Gyulai Istvan Memorial

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The United States sprint star Noah Lyles won the 100m and the 200m at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial, the World Athletics Continental Tour gold series, in Székesfehérvár, Hungary on Wednesday (19).

First, Lyles dominated the 100m clocking 10.05 seconds and beating the second-place finisher Adam Gemili of Great Britain by 0.23 seconds. 

"This was just icing on the cake. I don’t get to run two races very often so it was a lot of fun." said Lyles.

One hour later, Lyles took an easy 200m win with a time of 20.13 seconds. Desalu Eseosa (20.35) of Italy and Adam Gemili (20.35) took second and third respectively in their new season-best times.

Netherlands Nadine Visser, a finalist at last year's World Championships in Doha, clocked a World-leading 12.68 to win the women's 100m hurdles. Hungary's Luca Kozák took a surprise  2nd place in a new national record of 12.71 seconds.

In a thrilling men's 110m hurdles A final, Spaniard Orlando Ortega (13.21) edged defending World champion Grant Holloway  (13.21) for the win.

In the women's 400m hurdles, the 20-year-old Netherlands athlete Femke Bol, who is the current World leader with 53.79, took a commanding victory with a time of 54.67 seconds.

There was a very solid men's triple jump competition. Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso leaped to a new World lead of 17.43 beating Olympic champion Christian Taylor (USA) by 11cm. Portugal's Pedro Pablo Pichardo with 17.28m was third.

Women's long jump winner Belorussian Nastassia Mironchyk-Ivanova with a 6.77m performance defeated Ukrainian Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk by only 1cm.

In the men's 600m race, a slow early pace took away Donavan Brazier any chance to beat Johnny Gray’s 34-year-old  world record of 1:12.81. In the home stretch, Brazier had to work really hard to defeat Puerto Rico’s Wesley Vazquez. In the end, Brazier somehow managed to beat Vazquez in a new meeting record of 1:15.07.  Vazquez who finished in second place clocked 1:15.31.

See the full meet results here.

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