The men’s 100m final at the ongoing World Athletics Championship in Budapest turned out to be quite the spectacle it was hyped up to be on Sunday evening as the incredible Noah Lyles emerged 100m World Champion for the first time.
On the back of clocking a massive Season’s Best (SB) of 9.87s in the semis a couple of hours earlier, Lyles dug even deeper in the final, powering to a scorching equal World Lead (WL) of 9.83s to take GOLD.
Reigning 200m African Champion Letsile Tebogo followed Lyles closely to clinch Silver and emerge the first-ever African man to make the podium in the 100m at the World Championships.
Improving on his impressive run in the semi-final where he posted 9.98s, Tebogo stormed a Personal Best (PB) and National Record (NR) of 9.88s to pick Silver.
Meanwhile, Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes clocked an identical time to finish in 3rd place and claim Bronze, but he will not go home disappointed as this is only his first individual global medal.