Noah Lyles And Sha'Carri Richardson Lead Team USA To Big Victories at 2023 World Athletics Championships

Lyles and Richardson won gold in the 100m and anchored each 4x100m relay team to stunning wins.

After several years of dominance by Jamaica, the 2023 track and field world championships in Budapest, Hungary was a showcase for the reassurance of American sprinting led by Noah Lyles and Sha’ Carri Richardson.

In the World Athletics Championships women’s 100 meters on Tuesday (August 22), Richardson won her first world title in stunning fashion. Her time of 10.65 seconds beat out Jamaicans Shericka Jackson and five-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who were considered favorites in the event.

After her victory, Richardson explained her determination to get back to the top of the world of track.

"I would say 'never give up,'" she said in an interview after the race. "Never allow media, never allow outsiders, never allow anything but yourself and your faith define who you are. I would say 'Always fight. No matter what, fight.'"

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Lyles continued his incredible exploits at the event by winning both the 100m with a time of 9.83 to win his first-ever world title in the men’s 100-meters and the 200m in 19.52 seconds.

He became the first American to win the 100-200 sprint double since Tyson Gay accomplished the feat in 2007.

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In the Men’s 4x100m relay on Saturday (August 26), Lyles anchored Team USA with a time of 37.38 seconds along with Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley, and Brandon Carnes.

"It's sensational, amazing. You can't do better. It's out of control," Lyles said after the relay. "I love Team USA because everybody is coming here thinking 'I'm going to win'. We're able to put that into a team effort and then we're unstoppable."

As he crossed the finish line, Lyles put up three fingers signifying his third gold medal of the world championship.

Not to be outdone, the Women’s team anchored by Richardson along with Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry, and Gabby Thomas set a world championship record with a time of 41.03 seconds.

"It feels amazing along with these ladies to do what it is that we've been training to do, no matter what may be put out there, we know what we need to do," Richardson said after the record-setting race. "We all had a common goal and that was to come out here and win."

Also Friday, Jackson won the women’s 200m race clocking in at 21.41 seconds, which is the second-fastest time ever, right behind the legendary Florence Griffith-Joyner’s world record of 21.34 from 1988 is faster.

“Once I execute a good race, I definitely will get there,” to the world record, Jackson said.

Over the course of the nine-day event, Team USA took home 29 medals, including 12 golds. Second place was Team Jamaica with 12 medals and  Team Kenya and Team Great Britain tied for third place with 10 medals apiece.

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