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Athletics-Riles defeats teenager Knighton, Steiner stuns rivals and wins 200m

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Eugene — World Champion Noah Lyles was involved in Erriyon Knighton and won the men's 200 meters in 19.67 seconds at the US Championship on Sunday. Meanwhile, national college champion Abbey Stainer showed no signs of burning out by dominating the women's race.

Lyles chased Knighton off the turn, but charged his last stretch, grinning at his teens, and taped 1/200 seconds ahead of the final day of the tournament. I broke. Eugene, Oregon.

"I do what I need to win, and Lyles made the most of me on the turn-I'm not worried about it." Lyles said. "I said,'I'm going to catch him. I'll just take away all the rest of the 100 people.'"

Olympic bronze medalist Lyles, who denied the 18-year-old spot on the podium in Tokyo Clearly peeled Knighton at Eugene, the first World Championship in the United States. July 15th.

After the race, Knighton raided during an interview on television with Lyles, saying, "I'm not over."

Steiner saw off his experienced opponent and won the women's final. Her time was 21.77, the highest in the world this season, until Shericka Jackson recorded 21.55 in a Jamaican trial late at night.

"At the end of the college season, many want to limit you by saying that they have burnout, but I and my coach trust the process. I was doing it, "Steiner said.

Tamara Clark was second at 21.92 and Tokyo Relay Silver Medalist Jenna Prandini was third at 22.01.

Olympic bronze medalist Gabrielle Thomas, who deals with hamstring injuries, finished last, and 2019 world silver medalist Brittany Brown finished fifth.

Sha'Carri Richardson, who is popular with fans, also failed to advance to the final after a short in the 100m.

The top three Eugenes who meet certain qualification criteria and dominate the world title holders will compete in the World Championships.

At the 110-meter hurdles, world leader Devon Allen secured her position in the skin of her teeth at 13.09 and clinched one-third in one-third of a second. did.

Daniel Roberts won 13.03, Trekaningham came in second at 13.08, and World Champion Grant Hollowy opted out of the final.


Olympic champion Ajeé Wilson took control early on and survived the challenge of two-time world bronze medalist Ajeé Wilson, women's 800 at 1: 57.16. I won the meter.

"It was a fast field," said Mu, who won the 4x400m relay gold in Tokyo. "Ajee was perfect for me. I just wanted to push a little harder to reach the line."

At the 400m hurdles of the world and the Olympics, silver medalist Rai Benjamin and Trevor Basit He won the world-leading 47.04 ahead of the Califa Rosser.

Benjamin, who is still recovering her strength after testing her positive for COVID-19, chopped up on her second hurdle, but she was in the race. I turned on the gas in the second half.

"This weekend was a big deal for me. To be honest, I feel like I was smashed," he said in a television interview.

Four-time world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Christian Taylor went astray in Tokyo due to an Achilles tendon rupture, but finished fifth in the triple jump, but entered the world as a defending champion. do.

World Indoor Bronze Medalist Donald Scott won with a 17.07 meter leap, with Will Claye in second and Chris Benard in third.

World indoor silver medalist Chase Ealey won the women's shot put at the world's leading 20.51 meters, with Adelaide Aquilla and Jessica Uddard in second and third place.

World silver medalist Emma Coburn won the obstacle race, and Courtney Wayment and Tokyo silver medalist Courtney Frerich also participated in the World Championships. (Report by Gene Cherry in Eugene, Oregon, Report by Amy Tennery in New York, edited by Christian Radnedge, Himani Sarkar, Peter Rutherford)