Monday, July 15, 2024

Athletes Lyles, Bednarek, and Kerley Secure Spots in 100M at U.S. Olympic Trials

Paris 2024: Noah Lyles and Kenny Bednarek Qualify in 100M at US Olympic Trials

Noah Lyles and Kenny Bednarek, who both earned medals in the 200-meter race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, have qualified for the 100-meter event at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Lyles impressed with a personal-best-tying time of 9.83 seconds, securing his spot in Paris and setting his sights on winning four gold medals.

Bednarek followed closely behind with a time of 9.87 seconds, while Fred Kerley also qualified with a time of 9.88 seconds. Lyles expressed confidence in his performance and his goals moving forward after achieving such a strong time.

Lyles, who missed out on qualifying for the 2016 Summer Games, won bronze in the 200-meter event in Tokyo. He also had a successful showing at the 2023 World Championships, where he claimed victory in the 100-meter and 200-meter events, as well as the 4×100-meter relay with his teammates.

The Olympic trials in Eugene have seen several athletes securing their spots for Paris, with events like the women’s 400-meter race, hammer throw, steeplechase, pole vault, and javelin also providing exciting competition. More spots on Team USA will be claimed in the upcoming events, with streaming coverage available for fans to watch the action unfold.

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