Meet Noah Lyles, Team USA’s track and field star at the Tokyo Olympics
- He will compete in the 200-meter run at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, but could not qualify for the 100-meter run.
- Lyles is the gold medal favorite for the 200-meter run.
From world championship title to dye his hair like a Dragonball Z character, Noah Lyles is one of the most compelling athletes on the US track and field team. The charismatic young superstar comes as a gold medal favorite in the 200-meter run to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, his first games.
In 2019, Lyles lost a breathtaking time of 19.50 seconds in the 200-meter run. making him the second fastest American and the fourth fastest man to ever run the event. At the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar, he won gold medals in the 200 meters and the 4×100 meter relay.
Michael Johnson, the current American 200s record holder and former world record holder, has said that he believes Lyles is currently the only sprinter with a chance to break his 19.32 second record.
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Did Noah Lyles make it to the 2021 Olympic team?
Lyles qualified for the 200 meters at the Tokyo Olympics via the US Olympic Trials.
How old is Noah Lyles?
Lyles was born on July 18, 1997 and is 24 years old.
Who was the youngest Olympic runner?
Sydney McLaughlin qualified for the 2016 Olympic team in the 400-meter hurdles at the age of 16. She was the youngest to compete for Team USA on the Olympic track since 1976.
The youngest person on the US team for the Tokyo Games is 17-year-old Erriyon Knighton, who will face Lyles over 200 meters.
How tall is Noah Lyles?
Lyles is 5-foot-11.
Where is Noah Lyles from?
Born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, Lyles currently lives and trains with his younger brother Josephus in Clermont, Florida.
Is Noah Lyles Married?
Lyles is not married and he is not publicly in a relationship.
Did Noah Lyles run in college?
Lyles directed the 2016 US Olympic Trials shortly after graduating from high school and was required to run for the University of Florida at the time. However, after finishing fourth in the Trials, he decided to forego his NCAA eligibility and go pro.
What is Noah Lyles net worth?
Lyles has a contract with Adidas and supports Visa.
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