Noah Lyles Sends a Stark Warning to Rivals Following First 100m Loss of the Season to Jamaica’s Oblique Seville

Triple world champion Noah Lyles has issued a stern warning after suffering his first 100m defeat of the season to Jamaican wunderkid Oblique Seville at the Racers Grand Prix.

Lyles, who finished second, clocked an impressive 9.85 seconds but was edged out by Seville, who recorded a world-leading and personal best time of 9.82 seconds.

Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala completed the podium with a time of 10.02 seconds.

In the wake of this highly competitive race, Lyles has declared that his opponents should be prepared for a more formidable challenge in future encounters.


“I feel great, I feel ready to run, I feel ready for anything that’s moving on from here, I feel ready to go to the Olympic trials. I’m never going to be upset with 9.85… the track is fast and the gun is fast, that has to be fixed,” stated the two-time world 200m champion.

Lyles did not mince words about the consequences for his rivals: “I say it every year, when I get beat, y’all better be scared as sh*t, because next time you see me, you gonna be f**king worried.”

Meanwhile, the 23-year-old Seville expressed his excitement and surprise at defeating Lyles, viewing it as a positive indicator for the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics. Seville credited his success to recent improvements in his race execution, a focus of his coach’s training over the past month.

“I’m happy to have competed against Lyles because the last time I raced against him was the World Championships and coming out here and racing against him in the country is good,” Seville remarked.

Seville is now looking forward to further competitions in Europe as he prepares for the Jamaican trials, where he aims to secure his place for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

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