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Final, Wind: +2.1
POS. ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK
1 Noah LYLES USA 19.72
2 Fred KERLEY USA 19.75
3 Jereem RICHARDS TTO 20.15
4 Andre DE GRASSE CAN 20.15
5 Aaron BROWN CAN 20.18
6 Jerome BLAKE CAN 20.25
7 Filippo TORTU ITA 20.41
Femi OGUNODE QAT DNF
Diamond Discipline – GW
Olympic bronze medallist Noah Lyles, the star of the show at the season’s opening Diamond League meet in Doha, Qatar, Friday night.
Lyles took the victory in the men’s 200m in a highly anticipated race, with Lyles facing Olympic champion Andre de Grasse of Canada.
On a windy, evening in at the site of the 2019 World Athletics Championships, Lyles had a great confidence booster for his season this year that will lead to the World Championships in Eugene this summer.
Lyles ran 19.72. The 24-year-old’s best is 19.50 from three years ago in Switzerland. The 27-year-old de Grasse took fourth in a virtual tie with Jereem Richards going 20.15. De Grasse has run as fast as 19.62 where he won Olympic gold.
American Fred Kerley ran a new wind-aided personal best at 19.75 to take second. His official best is 19.76.
Full results here>>