American Noah Lyles was a favourite to win gold within the highly-competitive males’s 200m last Wednesday morning, nevertheless it was Andre de Grasse and Wisconsin’s Kenny Bednarek who completed first within the race.
De Grasse received his fifth Olympic medal and his first gold within the race, adopted by Bednarek claiming silver and Lyles taking bronze.
Bednarek set a brand new private better of 19.68 seconds together with his end.
Lyles entered the race because the gold medal favourite earlier than coming away with bronze as his first Olympic medal. It was a three-man battle between de Grasse, Bednarek and Lyles till the Canadian edged forward within the last meters.
Bednarek was all the time a medal contender within the race, however his end forward of Lyles marked a stunning finish to the highly-anticipated race.
From Rice Lake, Wisconsin, Bednarek grew to become solely the second man in historical past and the primary American athlete to interrupt 20 seconds within the 200-meter and 45 seconds within the 400-meter on the identical day on the 2019 NJCAA Championships.