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World Athletics Championships 2023: Men's 100 Metres - USA Wins Gold Medal After Noah Lyles Wins A Tight Battle

The men’s 100m final in the World Athletics Championships 2023 was a memorable one due to a tight finish, where United States’ Noah Lyles won a gold medal by equalling the World Leading record.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 22.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Mens 100 Metres USA Wins Gold Medal After Noah Lyles Wins A Tight Battle

The men’s 100m final in the World Athletics Championships 2023 (Budapest, Hungary) was a memorable one due to a tight finish, where United States’ Noah Lyles won a gold medal by equalling the World Leading record.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 100 Metres – The tough battles

On Sunday (20 August), Noah Lyles finished the final race in 9.83 seconds, the equalling record of this year’s fastest Zharnel Hughes (Great Britain & Northern Ireland). Interestingly, Hughes finished in the third position just behind Botswana’s Letsile Tebogo.

Not only Tebogo (.873) and Hughes (.874), but the Jamaican Oblique Seville (.877) also finished that final race in 9.88 seconds. However, the Jamaican was just unlucky to miss out on the podium finish.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 100 Metres – The unfamiliar podium scenarios

The silver medallist Tebogo became the first African to manage a medal at the men’s 100m final event in the World Athletics Championships history.

Meanwhile, since 2015, it was the first time when less than two Americans managed the podium finish at the men’s 100m final event in the World Athletics Championships history. In the previous four editions, we experienced at least two USA medals in this event, including all three medals in the 2022 edition.

On the other hand, Hughes became the first British to manage a podium finish at the men’s 100m final event in the World Athletics Championships history since Darren Campbell won the bronze medal in the 2003 edition.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 100 Metres (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Mark

1

Noah Lyles

United States

9.83 (= WL)

2

Letsile Tebogo

Botswana

9.88 [.873] (NR)

3

Zharnel Hughes

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

9.88 [.874]

4

Oblique Seville

Jamaica

9.88 [.877]

5

Christian Coleman

United States

9.92

6

Abdul Hakim Sani Brown

Japan

10.04

7

Ferdinand Omanyala

Kenya

10.07

8

Ryiem Forde

Jamaica

10.08

(NOTE:  = WL means equaling World Leading [season best in the world]; NR = National Record)


What did Noah Lyles say confidently?

The men’s 100m gold medallist in the World Athletics Championships 2023, Noah Lyles, is eyeing three gold medals in the ongoing Budapest tour.

Lyles commented according to Olympics.com, "I came here for three golds, ticked off one, others are coming. The] 100m was the hardest one…. I will have fun with the event I love now (200m).”

Though it was his first 100m medal in the World Championships, the Tokyo 2020 bronze medallist (200m) won two World Championships golds in the 200m (2019 and 2022) and one men’s 4×100 m relay gold in the 2019 World Championships. The American athlete was also a part of the USA men’s 4×100 m relay silver medal in the 2022 World Championships.

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