USA’s Lyles adds 200m world title to 100m and wants to ‘transcend the sport’

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  • Lyles storms home in 19.52sec to complete sprint double
  • Zharnel Hughes finishes behind Knighton and Tebogo

We have always known that Noah Lyles has the personality and panache to transcend his sport. But on a sweaty night in Budapest, the American superstar, fashionista and self-proclaimed influencer gave a beautiful reminder that he packs a mighty one-two punch where it matters most too.

Having won 100m gold on Sunday, the 26-year-old followed up with a stride-perfect victory over 200m to become the first man since Usain Bolt in 2015 to do the sprint double at these world championships. And in an entertaining press conference afterwards, Lyles set his ambitions even higher.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Budapest
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