Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Noah Lyles wins his second-consecutive 200m identify at Zurich Diamond League


The 100 and 200m global champion, Noah Lyles, persevered his improbable shape on a chilly evening in Zurich, Switzerland, on the Weltklasse Diamond League assembly. Lyles received the lads’s 200m in a time of nineteen.80 seconds to earn his second-consecutive 200m victory.

Getting into the race off 3 gold medals on the 2023 Global Athletics Championships in Budapest, Lyles used to be thought to be the favorite and stated he used to be right here to search out that pop he didn’t really feel like he had on the earth 200m last, the place he ran 19.51 to win. 

Noah Lyles
The 200m global champion, Noah Lyles, at Zurich Diamond League. Picture: James Rhodes (@jrhodesathletics)

His win in Zurich used to be by no means in query, although he used to be up towards a difficult box, that includes 2023 global championship medallists Erriyon Knighton and Nice Britain’s Zharnel Hughes. The temperature in Zurich used to be a cold 13 C at first–a large exchange for the sprinters from the 35-plus temps in Budapest, which led to slower occasions.

Lyles received the race handily in 19.80, whilst Knighton used to be moment in 19.87 and Hughes 3rd in 19.94. 

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Canada’s De Grasse 5th, Brown 6th

It used to be a difficult evening for the Canadian dash duo of Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown, who positioned 5th and 6th, far again from their season’s highest occasions. 

“For me at this time, I’m really not anxious about racing the fellows,” De Grasse says. ” My function is to get a season’s highest so I do know I’m at the proper trail for subsequent 12 months.”

Andre De Grasse Aaron Brown
Canada’s Andre De Grasse and Aaron Brown into the bend of the 200m at Zurich Diamond League. Picture: James Rhodes (@jrhodesathletics)

De Grasse says he nonetheless feels he’s lacking the 100m pace he had in 2021. “I do know my health is robust, however I wish to get again that 100m pace I had in Tokyo to lend a hand me within the 200m,” he says.

It’s been a difficult two weeks for Brown, who went 0-for-2 at worlds within the 200m and 4x100m relay. Brown used to be disqualified from the 200m semi-final after a lane infraction at the bend. “Sure, it’s nonetheless on my thoughts, however I wish to get again into my zone and go away what came about in Budapest up to now,” stated Brown concerning the DQ. “I sought after to position that at the back of me and feature a powerful appearing as of late, however that wasn’t the case, so I will be able to stay racing.”

De Grasse will head to Brussels to compete within the 200m, the ultimate Diamond League meet earlier than the overall in Eugene, whilst Brown will glance to regain shape this weekend at a Continental Excursion Gold meet close to Venice, Italy.

For all effects from the Zurich Diamond League, take a look at right here.


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