BUDAPEST – In a riveting showdown on Sunday (20), Noah Lyles emerged triumphant, securing his first World 100m title. Once regarded primarily as a 200m specialist, Lyles proved his mettle by clinching the gold in the men's 100m with a blistering time of 9.83 seconds, a performance that matches the season's world-leading time.
Botswana witnessed a historic moment as Letsile Tebogo sprinted to a national record, finishing in 9.88 seconds, just a fraction of a second behind Lyles, to earn the silver medal. The bronze medal contest was a photo-finish affair. Britain's Zharnel Hughes, with a time of 9.88, secured the third spot, but only by the slightest of margins - a mere thousandth of a second. Oblique Seville, despite matching the 9.88 mark, had to settle for fourth in an agonizingly close decision.
This race reaffirms the competitive spirit and exceptional talent present in today's athletics, with the top four finishers separated by an almost imperceptible gap. Lyles' win, in particular, cements his position as one of the track and field elites, proving he can shine brightly in both the 100m and 200m events.
Men's 100m Final Results - Sunday, August 20
|1||Noah LYLES||USA||9.83 =WL|
|2||Letsile TEBOGO||BOT||9.88 NR||.873|
|6||Abdul Hakim SANI BROWN||JPN||10.04|