Noah Lyles is the favourite to win the 200m at this summer’s Olympics, which won't surprise anyone. The 24-year-old recorded the fastest time this season running 19.74 at the end of June, putting him as the fastest in the world in this discipline. Lyles also has a World Championship gold medal which he won at the back of 2019, and as a fresh 24-year-old, this should be his time to take over the Olympics.
This will be Lyles’ first senior Olympic games and he will be wanting to make the 200m his own after the retirement of Usain Bolt. Lyles’ is not a stranger to Olympic games however as he has competed in the Youth Olympic games, finishing first in the 2014 edition in Nanjing.
The American may even set his sights on beating Usain Bolt’s world record of 19.19, but he is still just off the pace in this regard.