Noah Lyles Emerges as Heir Apparent to Usain Bolt
Noah Lyles has emerged as the heir apparent to Usain Bolt, winning three gold medals at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. The American sprinter won the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay, becoming just the fifth sprinter to claim a world sprint double.
Lyles is not only a talented athlete, but he is also charismatic and outspoken. He has spoken out about his desire to bring track and field back into the mainstream, and he is also being featured in a Netflix series on the 100m.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe has described Lyles and his teammate Sha’Carri Richardson, who won the women’s 100m gold in Budapest, as “absolute rock stars.” Coe said that he is “optimistic” about the future of track and field, thanks to the “extraordinary nature of that range of talent that’s now coming through.”
Lyles is still young and has plenty of room to grow. If he can continue to win medals and capture the attention of the public, he could be one of the most popular athletes in the world.