A few days before flying to Paris, where he will be one of the headliners of the Diamond League meeting next Friday (over 100m), Noah Lyles set an excellent time over 200m on Saturday in Kingston . The 25-year-old American ran in 19″67 (wind: +0.3 m/s) and beat the European champion in the specialty, the Briton Zharnel Hughes (20″14) and the Jamaican Rasheed Dwyer (20 “53). Upon arrival, the 2021 Olympic bronze medalist in the 200 m was congratulated by Usain Bolt, present in the stadium of the Jamaican capital.
10.78 for Shericka Jackson
In the 100m, 200m world champion Shericka Jackson set her best time of the season with 10.78 (+1.6 m/s), also the second best performance in the world, winning ahead of Bahamian Anthonique Strachan (10″99) and Jamaican Shashalee Forbes (11″07). American Christian Coleman dominated the men’s 100m in 10″03 (-0.3m/s). Nigerian world record holder Tobi Amusan flew over the 100m hurdles in 12.57 (-0.4 m/s), ahead of American Tia Jones (12.72) and Jamaican Megan Tapper (12.80).