Oblique Seville Stuns Noah Lyles in 100m at Racers Grand Prix

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In a thrilling display of speed and determination, Jamaica's Oblique Seville pulled off a significant upset by defeating world champion Noah Lyles in the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix. The event took place on Saturday, June 1, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Running in front of a passionate home crowd, Seville clocked an impressive 9.82 seconds, setting a new world lead and personal best. This victory is particularly notable as it marks a pivotal moment in Seville's career, showcasing his potential on the global stage.

Noah Lyles, the reigning world champion in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay, was unexpectedly bested in his first 100m race of the year. Despite his accolades and experience, Lyles couldn't match Seville's explosive performance, highlighting the unpredictability and excitement of track and field events.

Racers Grand Prix 2024 Full Results.

Results 100m Men wind +0.8

3Ferdinand OMANYALAKEN10.02
4Kendal WILLIAMS· USA10.06
5Zharnel HUGHES GBR10.09 SB
6Josephus LYLESUSA10.14 =SB
7Kadrian GOLDSON· JAM10.18
8Tyquendo TRACEYJAM10.30

Other Highlights from the Racers Grand Prix

Women's 100m

St. Lucian speedster Julian Alfred delivered a lifetime best performance and equaled the stadium record in the women's 100 meters, clocking an impressive 10.78 seconds.

Men's Triple Jump

Jamaica's 19-year-old triple jump sensation Jaydon Hibbert set a new stadium record and world-leading mark of 17.75 meters to win the men’s triple jump at the Racers Grand Prix.

Sprint Hurdles Victories

World Championships silver medallist Trey Cunningham and World Indoor champion Devynne Charlton won the sprint hurdles events. Cunningham, the American silver medallist at the Oregon World Championships in 2022, ran a season’s best 13.12 seconds (0.8m/s), the third-best time in the world this year, to take the 110m hurdles in his second race of the season.

Women's 200m Race

Lanae-Tava Thomas ran a personal best 22.36 seconds (1.8m/s) to win the women’s 200m. Ashanti Moore finished second with a time of 22.74 seconds, and Jodean Williams came in third at 22.95 seconds.

Men's 200m Race

Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards took the men’s 200m race, running a season’s best 20.13 seconds (0.8m/s). Richards came from behind to finish ahead of Nigeria’s Udodi Chudi Onwuzurike, who was second with 20.27 seconds, and Jamaica’s Bryan Levell, who ran 20.48 seconds for third.

Men's Discus Throw

Traves Smikle won the men’s discus throw with a distance of 65.65m, beating Alex Rose of Samoa, who threw 65.02m, and American Reggie Jagers, who was third with 64.64m.

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