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Sprint star Noah Lyles wins 100 metres at Hungary meet

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Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold in the men's 4x100 metres relay final during day nine of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium on 5 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Noah Lyles of the United States celebrates as he crosses the line to win gold in the men's 4x100 metres relay final during day nine of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium on 5 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Richard Heathcote

World champion sprinter Noah Lyles won the 100 metre event at an athletics meet in Hungary on Wednesday, seeing off the competition with a run of 10.05 seconds.

Just over an hour later, he added the 200m for good measure.

American Lyles, who won world gold in the 200 metres in Doha last year, breezed home ahead of Briton Adam Gemili, who crossed the line at 10.28sec, at the second-tier event in Szekesfehervar.

The 23-year-old raised his right fist in homage to the Black Lives Matter movement ahead of the race, just as he did at the Diamond League event in Monaco last week.

After fellow American Mike Rodgers was disqualified for a false start, Lyles' run was far short of the season's best of 9.86sec run by another American Michael Norman last month.

Sixty-five minutes later, Lyles claimed the 200m in 20.13sec.

"Now it's time to go home and get ready for next year," he said.

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