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
|1||Noah LYLES||USA||19.31 WL NR||0.141|
|2||Kenneth BEDNAREK||USA||19.77 SB||0.143|