American latest sprint sensation Noah Lyles, who dreamt of running 9.4, is eying three gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“I’m very excited for Tokyo. Japan is one of my favourite countries outside the US. I’ve got big plans,” Lyles was quoted as saying.
Lyles won his first World 200m title in Doha 2019. Lyles ran the fastest 100m time, 9.86, of the year leading into the World Athletics Championships, but opted to contest only the 200m.
“I’ve got a dream that I ran 9.41 in the semis at the Olympics,” he said. Usain Bolt is the world record holder at 9.58s.
Lyles anchored the USA to the men’s 4x100m title in Doha. This means he is a strong contender to win three gold medals in Tokyo 2020.
Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won the triple, 100m, 200m, and 4x100m at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games. No American has managed the feat since Carl Lewis in 1984.
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