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By EDDIE PELLS, AP Nationwide Author

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Noah Lyles celebrated his twenty fifth birthday by operating the quickest time in 200-meter qualifying at world championships Monday, a 19.98-second romp that he punctuated by playfully wagging his finger on the six different sprinters straggling behind.

Lyles, final yr’s Olympic bronze medalist, was a part of a cavalcade of the world’s finest sprinters — together with 100 champions Fred Kerley and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and 18-years-old Erriyon Knighton — who cruised by the primary heats of the 200 with out a lot fuss.

Final month, Lyles beat Knighton to the road at nationals and wagged his finger on the teenager labeled as the way forward for the game. Knighton did not take kindly to it, however on this, an evening beginning to ramp up for the ultimate Thursday night time, each sprinters downplayed the episode — at the very least for now.

“It’s an actual chill,” Knighton mentioned. “There’s no beef or nothing. On the finish of the day, it’s only a sport.”

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Lyles wasn’t the one one celebrating a milestone on one more clear, delicate night time for racing in Eugene, the place the stands had been about three-quarters full.

Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam ran the ultimate occasion of the heptathlon, the 800 meters, in 2 minutes, 13 seconds to rally previous Anouk Vetter of the Netherlands for her second world championship, which matches with two Olympic titles.

American NCAA champion Anna Corridor took bronze.

In triple leap, world document holder Yulimar Rojas romped to her third world title with a leap of 15.47 meters (50 ft, 9 inches) for a margin of .58 (1 foot, 10 inches) over Jamaica’s Shanieka Ricketts.

In males’s steeplechase, Morocco’s Soufiane El Bakkali pulled away from the pack so as to add a world gold to the one he took in Tokyo final yr. He now has an entire medal set from worlds after ending second in 2017 and third in 2019.

Kenya’s Religion Kipyegon received her second title at 1,500 meters in a time of three minutes, 52.96 seconds. She additionally has two Olympic titles.

Within the excessive leap, a rematch of final yr’s Olympic tie between Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy resulted in much less drama, however one other title for Barshim.

The “Qatari Falcon,” flapped his arms to have fun after clearing 2.35 meters (7-8 1/2) on his first try, however was extra subdued when he cleared a season-high 2.37 (7-9). Tamberi missed all three makes an attempt on the decrease distance and ended up fourth. Barshim has three world championships, together with the one he received in entrance of the house crowd in Doha three years in the past.

Earlier within the day, Gotytom Gebreslase made it an Ethiopian sweep within the marathon. After operating on the elbow of Judith Jeptum Korir for miles, Gebreslase motored previous her late and received by 9 seconds in a championship-record time of two hours, 18 minutes, 11 seconds.

Lyles was the one man to interrupt 20 on a no-stress night time within the 200.

Along with Knighton, his most important competitors might come from top-ranked teammate Kenny Bednarek or from Kerley, who is 2 nights faraway from main a U.S. sweep within the 100. Kerley received his warmth in 20.17.

The ladies had fewer than 24 hours to get better from their present within the 100, however there have been no large surprises. Shericka Jackson, who completed second within the earlier night’s Jamaican sweep, received her warmth in 22.33, whereas Fraser-Pryce and Thompson-Herah every completed second of their races.

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