Noah Lyles had promised in his social networks that he would hang himself in gold in 100 and in 200 meters in the World Athletics Championships and also that he would break the universal record of the double hectometre that Usain Bolt has held since the World Cup in Berlin’09 with an astonishing 19.19.
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And he got the first premise authoritatively. Despite his problems at the start and in the push in the first meters, the man from Gainesville was the best in the 100m with 9.83 (the Botswanan Letsile Tebogo was silver at five hundredths) and this Friday he has not had a rival in 200 either (19.52 for the 19.75 of his compatriot Erriyon Knighton and Tebogo’s 19.81.
Yes, it had become the fourth American to achieve this ‘double’ in a World Cup after Maurice Greene in Sevilla’99, the ‘cheater’ Justin Gatlin in Helsinki’05 and Tyson Gay in Osaka ’07, but the bravado played a trick on him and he himself eclipsed his milestone by staying light years behind the 19.19 of Bolt.
Therefore, The closest thing to an heir to Usain Bolt is and has to be today Noah Lyles, but the two world records of the ‘lightning’ are still safe. The one from Florida is 26 years old and the future seems to be Knighton at 19 and Tebogo at 20, but for now the Jamaican can remain calm.
The electrifying duel that was promised in 100 meters between Sha’Carri Richardson and Shericka Jackson was left in borage water by the superiority of the American, who won by 10.65 for the 109.72 of the Caribbean.
Quietly, the Jamaican focused on the 200 metersproof that in theory he dominates better when coming from the 400. Yesterday he started like a real lightning bolt and at the entrance of the straight he already leads all his rivals by three meters, including Sha’Carri and his compatriot Gabby Thomas, who had stopped the clock this year at a stellar 21.61.
Far from relaxing when she saw herself champion, Shericka ran to the end and stuck her neck out to shake the National Athletics Center in Budapest and the entire world of athletics. 21.41! She had achieved the second best mark of all time and had been only seven hundredths of the world record established by the ‘suspicious’ (so to speak), American Florence Griffith-Joyner since July 16, 1988. She was followed by Thomas (21.81) and Richardson (21.92). She was the great star of the penultimate day of the World Cups.
In addition to the agonizing victory of the Catalan Yulimar Rojas in triple thanks to her sixth jump (15.08) when she was eighth, the other winner on Friday came in the women’s javelin final. One more time, the Japanese Haruka Kitaguchi exhibited her competitive skills to climb from fifth to first place in her last launch (66.73)relegating Colombian Flor Denis Ruiz Hurtado (65.47 with an American Record) to silver and Australian Mackenzie Little (63.38) to broncve.
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