Noah Lyles was the favourite to win the 100-metre dash at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games this summer, but perhaps he has a challenger.

Just when Jamaica’s sprint team, mostly the men, seemed to be having a soft period, out of the wood work appeared Oblique Seville with a world-leading 9.82-second sprint on Sunday. He defeated Lyles who still clocked a season-best 9.85 performance — both below the Olympic qualification standard.

Finishing in third position was Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala who rolled in at 10.02.

For Seville, age 23, it was a new lifetime personal best. He has run 9.86 once each in 2022 and 2023. Seville finished fourth in the 100m at the Budapest World Athletics Championships.

POSNAMENATRESULT
1Oblique SEVILLEJAM9.82 WL, MR, PB, OGQ
2Noah LYLESUSA9.85 SB, OGQ
3Ferdinand OMANYALAKEN10.02
4Kendal WILLIAMS· USA10.06
5Zharnel HUGHES GBR10.09 SB
6Josephus LYLESUSA10.14 =SB
7Kadrian GOLDSON· JAM10.18
8Tyquendo TRACEYJAM10.30

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