Athletics | Noah Lyles dreams of four gold medals at the Paris Olympics

Athletics | Noah Lyles dreams of four gold medals at the Paris Olympics
Athletics | Noah Lyles dreams of four gold medals at the Paris Olympics

(Nassau) The American Noah Lyles, triple world champion last summer (100, 200, 4×100 m), dreams of four gold medals at the Paris Olympic Games with the 4×400 m relay, he indicated Saturday on the sidelines of the world relays in Nassau (Bahamas).


Posted at 3:12 p.m.

Lyles (26) is part of the American team at the world relays, where countries compete on Saturday and Sunday to qualify their collectives in the 4x100m, 4x400m and mixed 4x400m.

“I will be training specifically for the 100 and 200m, while making myself as strong as possible for the 400m. I’m in the shape of my life,” Lyles explained at a press conference.

King of the last World Championships in Budapest in 2023, the Olympic bronze medalist in the 200m in Tokyo in 2021 had created a small internal controversy within the American team by participating in the 4x400m relay at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow (silver) this winter, where he also took silver in the 60m.

“Coaches of some athletes who did not make the final complained about my selection,” detailed Lyles.

“Let’s just say that a lot of people in the United States were very angry to see me running the 4x400m, which made me want to say to them: “be faster, push me out!” “.

Before aiming for a first Olympic gold medal in Paris, Lyles will have to go through the formidable American selections in Eugene (June 21-30).

“We probably have five of the ten best in the world in several sprint disciplines, in addition to new names appearing all the time… You never know who can reveal themselves, you have to be ready for anything,” he indicated, while only the first three Americans in each discipline are selected individually.

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