World Championships 2019: American hattrick (Part 2)

In the 200-meter sprint, Noah Lyles still doesn’t want to be a new Usain Bolt made his way to the top of the world for the first time when he crossed the finish line in 19 seconds 83, beating Andre De Grasse (Canada, 19 seconds 95), and Alex Quinonez (Ecuador, 19 seconds 98).

Although this is not the achievement Lyles desired (he set a personal record with a record of 19 seconds 50 in Lausanne in July and has run 4 times under 19 seconds 70 this year, of course, he wants more times), however, considering this victory is the first step for the new 22-year-old boy, with an open future ahead, he still has many opportunities to run under 19 seconds 70 another.

Lyles is very happy when he first became the world champion in an adult tournament (he was crowned in the U20 World Championship, then the Young Olympic): “A lot of times this season, I thought to the world championship. You do not believe this. I say it in my phone, tell myself while I’m in the car, I think about it anytime, anywhere”.


Meanwhile, the third gold medal won by Americans on the fifth day of the tournament at the Khalifa International Stadium belonged to Brazier, in the 800-meter running. The young man, just 22 years old like Lyles, from Michigan State, performed extremely well in the final run and won with a record 1 minute 42 seconds 34, breaking the tournament record (old record is 1 minute 43 seconds 06, belongs to Kenya’s Billy Konchellah, established in 1987). In addition, Brazier also destroyed the US National Park, of “sunbae” Johnny Gray, 1 minute 42 seconds 60, set from 1985.