US sprint phenom Noah Lyles makes his Diamond League debut in 8 hours live on Universal HD:
He's in the 200 vs LaShawn Merritt, Adam Gemili, and Churandy Martina.
So LRC, let's hear it, what will Lyles do in Shanghai, will he make the US Worlds team, and will he medal at Worlds?
Lyles ran a 300m world's best indoors this year and has run 20.16 outdoors.
I'll start, I think he wins on Saturday. The field has got 3 Olympic finalists, but Lyles has already run 20.16 this year.
Here's how they did in Rio.
Rank Country Athlete Time
1 JAM Usain Bolt 19.78
2 CAN Andre De Grasse 20.02
3 FRA Christophe Lemaitre 20.12
4 GB Adam Gemili 20.12
5 NED Churandy Martina 20.13
6 US Lashawn Merritt 20.19
7 PAN Alonso Edward 20.23
8 TUR Ramil Guliyev 20.43
No Bolt in London this year in the 200, so yes I think he medals if he makes the US team. I can't believe Gatlin didn't make the final last year so saying Lyles medals is a big stretch but the US' top guy should medal at Worlds especially without Bolt.