Athletes to watch: Noah Lyles

DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 05: Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 Metres Relay final during day nine of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - OCTOBER 05: Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold in the Men's 4x100 Metres Relay final during day nine of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

While approximately 11,000 athletes will take part in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, only a few of them will be in the spotlight. But how much do you know about these would-be champions? In this video series, we showcase the promising athletes who are set to shine in Tokyo less than a year from now. This week, meet Team USA’s shining star Noah Lyles

Basic info

  • Name: Noah Lyles
  • Age: 23 (18 July 1997)
  • Nationality: American
  • Sport: Athletics

Best achievements so far

  • Two gold medals from the Doha 2019 World Championships (200m and 4x100m)
  • Olympic 200m champion at the Naijing 2014 Youth Olympic Games
  • World No. 1 in the 200m for 78 weeks

His social skills

Quote to remember

Lyles is pure power

Usain Bolt, eight time Olympic Champion

Watch the video to know more about Noah Lyles

Athletes to Watch - Tokyo 2020 | Noah Lyles
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