Noah Lyles Claims Victory in 100m with Wind-Aided 9.96 Seconds at Bermuda Grand Prix

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Noah Lyles, the reigning world champion, stormed to victory in the men's 100 meters at the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix, a World Athletics Continental Tour - Silver, on Sunday, April 28th, despite gusty conditions. He achieved a wind-aided time of 9.96 seconds, propelled by a three-meter-per-second tailwind.

Lyles outpaced Canada's Aaron Brown, who clocked in at 10.09 seconds, while fellow American Pjai Austin took third place with a time of 10.10 seconds.

This marked Lyles' second outdoor meet of the season, following his earlier appearance at the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational in Gainesville, Florida, where he ran a wind-legal 10.01 seconds. The 26-year-old sprinter, who holds the world titles in both the 100m and 200m, is off to a strong start and aims to build momentum toward the Paris 2024 Olympics. There, he could potentially compete for four podium spots in the 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m and 4x400m relays.

Lyles reflected on his performance, saying, "I thought it was a pretty well put-together race. I had a pretty average start, but my acceleration kicked in, and it felt like new territory running fast in those last 40 meters after so many 60-meter races indoors."

He added, "I'm excited to finally be getting there, but there's definitely a lot to clean up."

Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards clinched the men's 200 meters at the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix with a time of 20.39 seconds, narrowly edging out American defending champion Matthew Boling by 0.03 seconds in a wind-aided race with a tailwind of 4.9 meters per second.

Richards, 30, demonstrated impressive form, having recently set a personal record in the 100 meters with a time of 10.19 seconds at a Clermont meet the previous week.

Grenada's Kirani James, the former world and Olympic 400-meter champion, secured victory in the men's 400 meters at the USATF Bermuda Grand Prix with a time of 46.00 seconds. At age 31, he's striving for a fourth consecutive Olympic 400-meter final at the Paris 2024 Games. Alonzo Russell from the Bahamas finished second, clocking in at 47.05 seconds.

In the men's 110-meter hurdles, Britain's Joshua Zeller took the win with a wind-aided time of 13.38 seconds, just 0.07 seconds ahead of American Louis Rollins, who had a stumble after hitting the last hurdle.

The women's 100 meters was won by Tamari Davis in 11.04 seconds with a 2.2 m/s tailwind. Abby Steiner took the women's 200 meters with a wind-aided time of 22.71 seconds, her first 200-meter race since last year's US nationals due to an injury and subsequent surgery.

American Amber Hughes triumphed in the women's 100-meter hurdles, clocking 12.57 seconds. Liberia's Ebony Morrison finished second with a time of 12.80 seconds, with a 3.4 m/s tailwind.

In the women's 400 meters, Jamaica's Stacey-Ann Williams won with a time of 51.71 seconds, while Ivory Coast's Jessika Gbai took second place at 53.00 seconds. In the 400-meter hurdles, Jamaican Shiann Salmon secured victory with a time of 56.59 seconds.

Jamaican teenager Jaydon Hibbert, 19, achieved a leap of 17.33 meters to win the men's triple jump, while American Monae' Nichols claimed the women's long jump title with a 6.91-meter jump.

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