Noah Lyles, Sha’Carri Richardson anchor U.S. sweep of relays at world championships

by Joe Holman
Noah Lyles, Sha'Carri Richardson anchor U.S. sweep of relays at world championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Sha’Carri Richardson and Noah Lyles anchored the U.S. to back-to-back victories in the 4×100 Saturday, giving the Americans a sweep of the short relays at the world championships for the first time since 2007.

For Lyles, it closed out a 3-for-3 championships. He’s the first man since Usain Bolt in 2015 to win the 100, 200 and 4×100 at worlds.

When Lyles crossed the line, closing out a lap of 37.38 seconds for the U.S., he lifted three fingers in the air to punctuate what he’s done.

Bolt won all three races at the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and now Lyles will be trying to do it in Paris in 2024.

The men were on the track to watch the women, and when Richardson crossed, Christian Coleman came out and more or less tackled the 100-meter champion and they fell to the track. No damage done. Richardson will leave Budapest with her two golds, plus a bronze in the 200.

The U.S. women finished in 41.03 — .18 ahead of Jamaica — with Britain finishing third.

Italy finished second in the men’s race at 37.62 followed by Jamaica.

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