Olympic 200m bronze medallist, Noah Lyles broke the USA All-Comers record, by beating the mark of Michael Johnson at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
Lyles became the third man to defend his World Championship title in the 200m, after Usain Bolt (2009-15), and Calvin Smith (1983-1987).
The 25 year-old broke Johnson records of 19.32 that he had set in Atlanta Olympics by lowering it to
Lyles led a United States podium sweep as he was followed by Kenny Bednarek who crossed the line in second in a time of 19.77 with Erriyon Knighton closing the podium three finishes in 19.80.
Erriyon Knighton’s bronze medal, at 18-174 old, makes him the youngest medalist ever in the men’s 200 and the 2nd youngest in an individual event at the World Championships, after Kenya’s Richard Chelimo in the 1991 10K at 18-127.
Knighton’s time of 19.80 equals the best mark-for-place at the World Championships, set by Christoph Lemaître of France in 2011.