Noah Lyles creates meet record in 200m men’s at the Eugene Diamond League
On Sunday, USA sprinter Noah Lyles sizzled through the field at the Prefontaine Classic also known as Eugene Diamond League. Lyles created a meet record of 19.52 seconds breaking the previous one set by Justin Gatlin in May 2015.
The Eugene Diamond League is the first major tournament after the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics and is already seeing some jaw-breaking performances. Reigning 200m Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada hadn’t participated in the 200m event in Eugene. However, despite his absence, the event had some tough competition with the likes of some top-notch sprinters.
Noah Lyles breaks meet record with a world-leading time
USA sprinter Noah Lyles took home the 200m men’s title at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene. He shattered the previous meet record of 19.68 seconds set by Justin Gatlin with a world-leading time of 19.52 seconds. The previous world-leading time of 19.62 seconds was clocked by Canadian Andre De Grasse at the recently concluded Tokyo Olympics.
“EVERY TIME I LOSE I COME BACK STRONGER 19.52!!!!!!,” Lyles posted on his Twitter handle.
The Eugene Diamond League saw a USA podium sweep with Kenny Bednarek taking the silver with 19.80 seconds run and Josephus Lyles winning the bronze with a time of 20.03 seconds.