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Lyles overcomes teenager Knighton, Steiner stuns again to win 200m – Reuters

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 200m – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Noah Lyles of the United States in action REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

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EUGENE, Ore., June 26 (Reuters) – World champion Noah Lyles overcame Erriyon Knighton to win the men’s 200 metres in 19.67 seconds at the U.S. championships on Sunday, with Abby Steiner putting the sport on notice with back-to-back world-leading times to win on the women’s side.

Trailing Knighton coming off the turn, Lyles charged down the final stretch, before grinning and flashing a finger gun at the teenager as he broke the tape two hundredths of a second ahead on the final day of the meet in Eugene, Oregon.

“I do what it takes to win and Erriyon got the best of me on the turn – I ain’t worried about that,” said Lyles. “I said ‘I’m gonna catch him – it’s just going to take the whole rest of the 100’.”

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Olympic bronze medallist Lyles denied the 18-year-old a spot on the podium in Tokyo and had clearly gotten under the youngster’s skin in Eugene.

Standing next to one another in a televised interview after the race, Knighton stormed off, saying: “I’m not finished.”

National collegiate indoor champion Steiner overcame more experienced opponents to win the women’s final in 21.77, after setting a world-leading mark …….

Source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/lyles-overcomes-teenager-knighton-steiner-stuns-again-win-200m-2022-06-26/

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