England's Kyle Langford and Australia's Luke Mathews took the silver and bronze. Australia got two more gold medals from Kurtis Marschall in the PV (5.70m) and Dani Stevens in the discus (68.26m). Canada's Christabel Nettey won the LJ (6.84m) and the British Virgin Islands' Kyron McMaster (48.25) and Jamaica's Janieve Russell (54.33) took 400H gold.
Also Erik Sowinski, Poland's World silver medalist Adam Kszczot and bronze medalist Kipyegon Bett.
"The sport needs somebody else to really step up and to be that person. So it's a wide open playing field, it's just that person; step up and then do it. But I'm still track and field, so no matter if they talk about me I'm still part of the sport; that's how I feel, no matter what."
"Male pacemakers will give me a new edge. Form is temporary and I feel I am at my best. Hopefully I will be able to attain my target."
Hughes dipped ahead of Trinidad and Tobago's Jareem Richards, but upon finishing his victory lap, Hughes found out he was DQ'd for going out of his lane. Richards got the win in 20.12 while Olympic 400 champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo won the women's 200 in 22.09.