American sprinter Noah Lyles won the Diamond League 200 metres final in Zurich on Thursday
Zurich: American sprinter Noah Lyles won the Diamond League 200 metres final in Zurich on Thursday, August 30. South African Caster Semenya claimed the women's 800m trophy on the same day.
Kyle covered the distance in 19.67 seconds, having won all four previous Diamond League races over the distance this season. Turkey's Ramil Guliyev was second.
"I came here for the win and I did it, I'm very happy," Agence France-Presse quoted twenty-one-year-old Lyles as saying.
Hyper-androgynous Semenya had to chemically lower her testosterone to be able to compete. Semenya called this new rule discriminatory and against the IAAF's constitution and the Olympic Charter.
However, she was happy that she won the competition. "It has been a long month of racing for me and I feel it on my body. I am consistent at this level, but the world record is actually not on my mind," Agence France-Presse quoted the two-time Olympic champion Semenya as saying.
(With agency inputs)
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Last Updated 31, Aug 2018, 5:29 PM