Track and field events began at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The American sprinter Noah Lyles will be the one hoarding all the attention in the 200 meter event, where he is the favorite to win gold in his first Olympic Games.
Lyles is the current world champion in the 200 meters as he took the home medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha. He also won the gold medal in the 4x100m. Now, he will try to repeat success in the biggest stage of the world, when he competes in Tokyo on Monday, August 2.
The American sprinter is one of the athletes to follow at Tokyo. He started track and field at 12 years of age, after trying gymnastics as a young boy. Now, he is the most dominant in the 200m with better times, according to the official site of the Olympics, than Usain Bolt had at his age. Here, check out his age, height, net worth, and record.
How old is Noah Lyles?
Lyles was born on July 18, 1997. He is 24 years old. Son of Keisha Caine and Kevin Lyles, who also competed in track and field at Seton Hall University. He has a younger brother, Josephus, who also is a professional runner.
How tall is Noah Lyles?
Noah Lyles is 5 ft 11 in tall (180 cm). He weighs 154 pounds (70kg), according to his profile at the Olympics.com. With his athletic capacity, Lyles has many interests in the track and field events, such as the 100 m, the 200 m and the 4x100m and 4x200m relays. However, for this Olympics he is focusing on the 200m.
What is Noah Lyles’ net worth?
Lyles has been a professional athlete since 2016, when he and his brother signed a contract with Adidas. Also, he has several endorsement deals with big companies such as Comcast, Coca-Cola, Omega, Intel and Visa. Besides running, he is also a musician and has published some tracks on Spotify under his pseudonym, Nojo18. However, his net worth hasn’t been publicly disclosed so far.
Has Noah Lyles broken a record?
Lyles holds the world record in the 300-meters indoor with a time of 31.87 seconds from the 2017 USA Indoor Championships. In the 100 m, his fastest time has been 9.86 seconds, while in the 200m has been 19.50 seconds.
His record of 19.50 in the 200m, set in 2019, is the eighth fastest time ever run. Only Usain Bolt, who has the world record with 19.19 seconds, Yohan Blake and Michael Johnson have run 200m faster.