Jamaica’s Oblique Seville Stuns World Champion Noah Lyles in 100m at Racers Grand Prix

Jamaica’s Oblique Seville delivered a stunning performance at the Racers Grand Prix, defeating world champion Noah Lyles in the 100m race.

The event, held on Saturday in Kingston, saw Seville clock an impressive 9.82 seconds, setting both a new world lead and a personal best.

Running before an electrifying home crowd, Seville’s victory marks a significant milestone in his career.

Noah Lyles, the reigning world champion in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay, was unexpectedly bested in what was his first 100m race of the year.


Lyles finished the race in 9.85 seconds, a commendable time but not enough to secure the win.

The race was the highlight of the Racers Grand Prix, an event that consistently draws top talent from around the world.

Fans in the National Stadium were on their feet, witnessing a race that underscored the unpredictability and excitement inherent in track and field events.

Seville’s performance is likely to be remembered as one of the standout moments of the 2024 season.

All eyes will now be on Seville to see if he can maintain his momentum and continue to challenge the elite in the sport. 

Results 100m Men wind +0.8

1 Oblique SEVILLE JAM 9.82 WL, MR, PB, OGQ
2 Noah LYLES USA 9.85 SB, OGQ
3 Ferdinand OMANYALA KEN 10.02
4 Kendal WILLIAMS· USA 10.06
5 Zharnel HUGHES GBR 10.09 SB
6 Josephus LYLES USA 10.14 =SB
7 Kadrian GOLDSON· JAM 10.18
8 Tyquendo TRACEY JAM 10.30

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