Noah Lyles and Steven Gardiner broke 20 seconds at Saturday’s (25 July) USATF’s Back to the Track Series Meeting in Clermont, Florida.

USA’s Lyles, who is the Doha 2019 World 200m champion, won heat one in 19.94 (0.8m/s wind).

Lyles’ time beat the previous world best of 20.06 set by Kenneth Bednarek, set earlier this month.

Bahamian World 400m champion Gardiner, later in heat 2, dropped 19.96 (1.0m/second-fastest time of the year, to finish second overall.

Gardiner, after the run, said, “Great Day And Season Opener In The 200M 19.96.”

He also praised Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who ran 21.98 on Saturday and 10.98 on Friday. “My Bestie Did Her Thing Also! 🔥❤️ 21.98,” he shared on his social media page.

Kenny Bednarek, who finished second in Lyles’ heat, ended third overall with 20.19.

Divine Oduduru finished 4th in 20.22.

Jamaican Nathon Allen, who ran against Lyles, finished seventh overall with 20.45. Senoj-Jay Givans, the other Jamaican, did not start.

Canadian Andre DeGrasse finished sixth in 20.24.


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Results
Place Athlete Time Heat Points
1 Noah Lyles

Adidas

19.94

+0.8 m/s
1
2 Steven Gardiner

Adidas

19.96

+1.0 m/s
2
3 Kenny Bednarek

Nike

20.19

+0.8 m/s
1
4 Divine Oduduru

Puma

20.22

+0.8 m/s
1
5 Josephus Lyles

Adidas/PURE

20.24

(20.234)
+1.0 m/s
2
6 Andre DeGrasse

Puma

20.24

(20.237)
+0.8 m/s
1
7 Nathon Allen

Puma

20.45

+0.8 m/s
1
8 Nickel Ashmeade

Adidas/PURE

20.47

+1.6 m/s
4
9 Matt Hudson-Smith

Adidas/PURE

20.60

(20.595)
+1.9 m/s
3
10 Kyree King

Nike

20.60

(20.599)
+1.0 m/s
2
11 Trayvon Bromell

New Balance

21.01

+1.0 m/s
2
12 Jak Ali Harvey

Adidas/PURE

21.06

+1.9 m/s
3
13 Kendal Williams

Adidas/PURE

21.07

+1.0 m/s
2
14 Quintaveon Poole

Empire Athletics

21.27

+1.6 m/s
4
15 Evan Miller

Unattached

21.45

+1.9 m/s
3
DNS Senoj-Jay Givans

Puma
3
DNS Keston Bledman

Adidas/PURE
4
DNS Ryiem Forde

Adidas/PURE
4
DNS Kinard Rolle

Bahamas
3

 

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Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I would have been nicer if both ran in the same heat…im sure Steven Gardiner would gave given Noah Lyles a run for his money.
    Steven has improved big time over the distance…i wonder if he too is thinking about doubling at any major anytime soon.

    Congratulations 🎉 boss

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