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Lyles, Hughes, Tebogo among men’s 200m top qualifiers

Noah Lyles advanced to the men's 100m semifinal at the world athletics championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 23) — Top contenders in the men’s 200m, including Zharnel Hughes, Noah Lyles, Erriyon Knighton, and Letsile Tebogo, confidently progressed to the semifinals during the return of the morning session a the World Athletics Championships here in Budapest, on Wednesday.

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Zharnel Hughes, who clinched the bronze in the 100m earlier this week, delivered an impressive performance, clocking 19.99 seconds in the opening heat. This marked the third occasion the British sprinter has broken the 20-second barrier, with his previous bests being 19.77 and 19.73.

Noah Lyles, the reigning two-time 200m world champion and recent 100m gold medalist, had little trouble advancing in the second heat, finishing in a composed 20.05 seconds. He was followed by Jamaica’s Andrew Hudson, who secured his spot with a time of 20.25 seconds.

The lineup of standout performers continued with Erriyon Knighton, the U.S. champion and world junior record holder, who led the sixth heat with 20.17 seconds.

Letsile Tebogo of Botswana effortlessly claimed victory in the third heat, clocking 20.22 seconds. Kenny Bednarek, the Olympic and world silver medalist, mirrored Lyles’ time of 20.05 seconds to win the seventh heat.

Other notable advancements came from Canada’s Brendon Rodney with 20.14 seconds to win the fourth heat, and Japan’s Towa Uzawa, who finished in 20.34 seconds in the fifth heat.

Olympic champion Andre De Grasse of Canada also advanced, clocking 20.28 for second place in the sixth heat.

Men’s 200m Men Results – Round 1:

Heat 1

  1. Zharnel Hughes (GBR) – 19.99 Q
  2. Aaron Brown (CAN) – 20.08 Q
  3. Luxolo Adams (RSA) – 20.15 Q
  4. Shota Iizuka (JPN) – 20.27 q
  5. Taymir Burnet (NED) – 20.31 q
  6. Eseosa Fostine Desalu (ITA) – 20.49
  7. Gediminas Truskaukas (LTU) – 20.90
  8. Franko Burraj (ALB) – 21.52

Heat 2

  1. Noah Lyles (USA) – 20.05 Q
  2. Andrew Hudson (JAM) – 20.25 Q
  3. Ondřej Macík (CZE) – 20.40 Q
  4. Tapiwanashe Makarawu (ZIM) – 20.64
  5. Ján Volko (SVK) – 20.69
  6. Jorge Vides (BRA) – 20.80
  7. Seunghwan Ko (KOR) – 21.09
  8. Jessy Franco (GIB) – 22.04

Heat 3

  1. Letsile Tebogo (BOT) – 20.22 Q
  2. Joseph Fahnbulleh (LBR) – 20.42 Q
  3. William Reais (SUI) – 20.50 Q
  4. Joshua Hartmann (GER) – 20.51
  5. Blessing Akwasi Afrifah (ISR) – 20.73
  6. Aidan Murphy (AUS) – 20.90
  7. Marcos Santos (ANG) – 21.05
  8. Hachim Maaroufou (COM) – 21.29

Heat 4

  1. Brendon Rodney (CAN) – 20.14 Q
  2. Renan Correa (BRA) – 20.44 Q
  3. Shaun Maswanganyi (RSA) – 20.56 Q
  4. Koki Ueyama (JPN) – 20.66
  5. Nadale Buntin (SKN) – 20.90
  6. Zoltán Wahl (HUN) – 20.90
  7. Mohamed Obaid Alsadi (OMA) – 21.39
  8. James Dadzie (GHA) – DNF

Heat 5

  1. Towa Uzawa (JPN) – 20.34 Q
  2. Courtney Lindsey (USA) – 20.39 Q
  3. Rasheed Dwyer (JAM) – 20.40 Q
  4. Tarsis Gracious Orogot (UGA) – 20.44 q
  5. Chun-Han Yang (TPE) – 20.82
  6. Ramil Guliyev (TUR) – 20.89
  7. Lucas Rodrigues Da Silva (BRA) – 20.86
  8. Taha Hussein Yaseen (IRQ) – 21.01

Heat 6

  1. Erriyon Knighton (USA) – 20.17 Q
  2. Andre De Grasse (CAN) – 20.28 Q
  3. Sinesipho Dambile (RSA) – 20.34 Q
  4. Filippo Tortu (ITA) – 20.46
  5. Joseph Paul Amoah (GHA) – 20.56
  6. Sibusiso Matsenjwa (SWZ) – 20.88
  7. Guy Maganga Gorra (GAB) – 21.04
  8. Yeykell Eliu Romero (NCA) – 21.71

Heat 7

  1. Kenneth Bednarek (USA) – 20.01 Q
  2. Alexander Ogando (DOM) – 20.14 Q
  3. Alaba Olukunle Akintola (NGR) – 20.54 Q
  4. Alonso Edward (PAN) – 20.63
  5. Lucas Rodrigues Da Silva (BRA) – 20.86
  6. Taha Hussein Yaseen (IRQ) – 21.01
  7. Albert Komański (POL) – 21.16
  8. Ryan Zeze (FRA) – DQ
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