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World Athletics Championships 2023: Men's 200 Metres - Noah Lyles Wins Second Gold Medal

The 26-year-old USA athlete Noah Lyles recorded his fifth gold medal at the World Athletics Championships after winning his second gold medal in the 2023 edition in Budapest, Hungary.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 26.08.2023
World Athletics Championships 2023 Mens 200 Metres Noah Lyles Wins Second Gold Medal

The 26-year-old USA athlete Noah Lyles recorded his fifth gold medal at the World Athletics Championships after winning his second gold medal in the 2023 edition in Budapest, Hungary.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 200 Metres – Noah Lyles is a master

In the men’s 200m final on the seventh day of the World Athletics Championships 2023 (August 25), the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medallist Noah Lyles strongly won the crown after finishing the race in 19.52 seconds. It was his third straight World Athletics Championships gold medal in the 200 metres (2019, 2022 and 2023) as the commentator rightly claimed: “he has forgotten how to lose over 200 metres.”

Lyles became the second athlete to record three straight World Championship gold medals in the men’s 200m event. Jamaican legend Usain Bolt was the first athlete on this list with four successive gold medals (2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015). 

Apart from three 200m World Championship gold medals, Lyles recently won the 100m gold medal in the ongoing World Athletics Championships 2023. After Usain Bolt in 2015, it was the first time in World Athletics Championships history the same sprinter won both the men’s 100m and 200m races.

In the 2019 edition, he was also a part of the gold medallist American team in the men’s 4x100m relay event. In further, Lyles was also a silver medallist USA team member in the 2022 men’s 4x100m relay event. He has now shined with six medals in the World Athletics Championships (five golds and one silver), including four personal gold medals.


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 200 Metres – USA also won the silver medal and Botswana claimed the bronze medal


The USA also secured the silver medal in the men’s 200m race in Budapest after Erriyon Knighton completed it in 19.75 seconds. In the 2022 edition, he won the bronze medal.

The 20-year-old Botswana Letsile Tebogo, the men’s 100m silver medallist at the ongoing World Athletics Championships 2023, also secured his second medal here with the bronze in the men’s 200m event (19.81s).

British Zharnel Hughes, the men’s 100m bronze medallist at the World Athletics Championships 2023, closely missed the podium finish (20.02s) by ending the race in fourth place. Another USA athlete Kenny Bednarek, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and World Athletics Championships 2022 silver medallist, managed fifth position in the men’s 200m race (20.07s).


World Athletics Championships 2023: Men’s 200 Metres (Final Status)


Rank

Athlete

Country

Time

1

Noah Lyles

United States

19.52

2

Erriyon Knighton

United States

19.75

3

Letsile Tebogo

Botswana

19.81

4

Zharnel Hughes

Great Britain & Northern Ireland

20.02

5

Kenneth Bednarek

United States

20.07

6

Andre De Grasse

Canada

20.14

7

Alexander Ogando

Dominican Republic

20.23

8

Andrew Hudson

Jamaica

20.40

9

Joseph Fahnbulleh

Liberia

20.57

 

What did Noah Lyles say?

Lyles told BBC TV, “Not only is this me defending my title but it is number three - the three-peat. I put myself out of my comfort zone and I said I'd do it. I didn't back off.”

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