Noah Lyles sets American record to win the 200m World Championships Gold

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Noah Lyles stormed to a 200m World Championships gold, breaking Michaels Johnson's American record in Eugene, Oregon on Thursday (21).

The 25-year-old Noah Lyles repeated as the world 200m champion, clocking 19.31 seconds. He shaved 0.01 seconds from  Michael Johnson's American record set at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. The silver medal seized Kenneth Bednarek with a season's best time of 19.77. Erriyon Knighton took the bronze and became the youngest athlete in sprinting events to win a medal in world championships history.

Lyle's winning time of 19.31 seconds is also the 3rd fastest in history behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt (19.19) and Yohan Blake (19.26).

Men's 200m final results - wind +0.4

1Noah LYLESUSA19.31 WL NR0.141
2Kenneth BEDNAREKUSA19.77 SB0.143
3Erriyon KNIGHTONUSA19.800.153
4Joseph FAHNBULLEHLBR19.840.151
5Alexander OGANDODOM19.930.127
6Jereem RICHARDSTTO20.080.124
7Aaron BROWNCAN20.180.143
8Luxolo ADAMSRSA20.470.118
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