Noah Lyles overcomes asthma and ADHD and stands tall as the winner of the ‘Post Volt Competition’
Following the men’s 100m, the 200m also dominated… “I want to be the person I want to be like”
After crossing the finish line, Noah Lyles (26, USA) performed a ceremony by spreading two fingers.
It was a scene announcing the end of the ‘Post Vault Competition’.
Lyles crossed the finish line first with 19.52 seconds in the men’s 200m final at the 2023 World Championships in Athletics held at the National Stadium in Budapest, Hungary on the 26th (Korean time).
Irian Knighton (USA), born in 2004, and Lechile Tebogo (20, Botswana), born in 2003, also increased their speed, but the gap with Lyles gradually widened.
Knighton was second in 19.75 and Tebogo was third in 19.81.
Lyles, who won the gold medal in 9.83 seconds in the 100m final on the 21st, also won the 200m and won two gold medals in the event. 카지노사이트
Lyles became the first sprinter to win the men’s 100m and 200m at the world championships since Usain Bolt (Jamaica), who retired.
It is also the first time since Bolt to achieve three consecutive gold medals in the men’s 200 m.
Bolt, who holds world records in men’s 100m 9.58 seconds and 200m 19.19 seconds, won three gold medals (100m, 200m, 400m relay) in Berlin in 2009, Moscow in 2013 and Beijing in 2015.
At the 2011 Daegu Games, she was disqualified for a false start in the 100m, and only won gold medals in the 200m and 400m relay.
Bolt retired after the World Championships in London in 2017, and in London in 2017, Doha in 2019, and Eugene in 2022, there were no two gold medals in individual sprints.
Lyles wrote on social media before the competition, “I will run 9 seconds 65, 19 seconds 10.”
It means that he will challenge 100m 9.65 seconds and 200m 19.10.
Lyles’ ambitious message, which reminded him of Bolt, stirred up the world athletics world.
Although he did not achieve the record he had set for, Lyles secured his position as the ‘Volt Heir’ by winning two gold medals.
If he also wins the men’s 400m relay, which will be held on the 27th in Korean time, he will win the ‘triple short distance crown’ in 8 years since Bolt in 2015.
Lyles is a sprinter with a ‘narrative’.
As a child
Lyles spent more time in the hospital than on the track.
He suffered from asthma as a child, and in high school he was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia and was treated for it.
It was his mother, Keisha, who led Lyles out of the hospital, who was staying in the ‘small world’.
“I remember going to the hospital when I was four years old because I couldn’t breathe.
My childhood memories are mainly hospitals,” said Lyles.
I used to do it,” he recalled.
After Keisha divorced her husband, she raised the Lyles brothers alone.
Lyles recalled, “I remember that the electricity was cut off at home.”
Then, he joked, “My dream is to be a rapper, not a painter.
It’s easier to rap rather than draw to talk about my mother.”
Lyles’ struggle was not over.
He doesn’t mind revealing his combat weapon.
He confessed in August 2020 that he was “taking antidepressants.”
“I don’t feel accomplished when I’m depressed,” says Lyles.
“There are still people who are resistant to psychiatric treatment.
I tell them, ‘Those who are sick are not villains.
Efforts to cure their illness are good.
It’s also following my mother’s teaching, ‘Say you’re sick when you’re sick.'”
Even on this day after winning the 200m, Lyles gained strength by talking to his mother on the phone.
“Today, too, I started the day with a light breakfast and a conversation with my mother,” said Lyles.
A popular OTT service is producing two documentaries about Lyles.
He appears with another sprinter in a documentary about ‘human limits’, but another documentary about ‘Ryles’s own story’.
Lyles hoped, “I hope one day people will say, ‘Ryles is a great runner.
He’s also versatile and has a great personality.
I want to be like Lyles.'”