Noah Lyles sets American record with 200 meters victory, leading US sweep

Jul 22, 2022

American sprinter Noah Lyles led the U.S. in a sweep of the 200-meter final at the World Athletics Championships Thursday night, beating a national record in the process.

Lyles, who took home the bronze medal at the 2020 Toyko Olympics in the men’s 200-meter, took home gold with a time of 19.31 – beating his own personal best of 19.50 and the American record of 19.32, which was set by Michael Johnson at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.

"I was very self-concerned about whether that number was going to turn from a ‘2’ to a ‘1," Lyles said of the unofficial time which first came in at 19.32.

Source: Fox Sports