American sprinter Noah Lyles believes he can erase Usain Bolt’s 19.19s 200m world record. He said if by 2020 the season goes like how it’s going now, he may shock himself.

“I definitely think its possible,” said the 2016 World junior 100m champion while adding “I dream about it every night.”

“I think I could be the one to do it.” His personal best over 200m is 19.69s.

Jamaican dominance hurts Noah Lyles soul

The 20-year-old also touched on Jamaica’s sprint dominate since 2008.

“Doesn’t feel good,” he said of Jamaica’s domination of the sprint events.

“Seeing Americans, not at the top hurts my soul.”

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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