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Noah Lyles storms into history books with world 200m gold in 19.31sec

Noah Lyles storms into history books with world 200m gold in 19.31sec.

Kenny Bednarek (19.77) and 18-year-old Erriyon Knighton (19.80), two of Lyles' fellow countrymen who took home bronze at the Tokyo Olympics, fought it out for silver and bronze coming out of the turn and down the straight.

At the world championships on Thursday, Noah Lyles delivered a dominant effort to defend his 200-meter title in 19.31 seconds, moving up to third place all-time in the process and guiding the second American sprint podium sweep.

After the women's 200-meter final in Eugene, Shelley Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dina Asher-Smith encircled gold medalist Sherica Jackson.

Although Lyles wasn't satisfied with some of his starts, he called the first few meters "the beginning of my life" since he knew he had a free road to the top of the podium when he didn't feel Knighton following him out of the turn.

Following the conclusion of the show, Lyles tore his top off as the Eugene, Oregon audience cheered him on and hugged opponent Knighton.

He remarked after breaking the US national record for Olympic champion Michael Johnson, which has stood since 1996, "Today is my day - I finally got to achieve what I dreamed of." "My entire family is here,"

Noah Lyles storms into history books with world 200m gold

The first time for Lyles was 19.32, which would have matched Johnson's record. When he turned around, the clock had been changed to officially 19.31, and the 25-year-old was obviously shocked to see the new time. Later, Johnson comes over to him to congratulate him on reaching the goal.

At the time Lyles said he was first ignorant of his winning margin or even the medals his colleagues had, he was quite busy.

A dramatic turnaround from the Tokyo Olympics a year prior, when the American men went empty-handed, came to a head with this.

The US men's 1-2-3 game in Eugene continued on Thursday with the second race after Fred Curley, Marvin Brassey, and Travon Bromell all completed the 100 meters. This is the first time a nation has won both of the men's races in the same year in either of the world championships.

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