The American Noah Lyles, great favorite, fulfilled the predictions and was proclaimed champion of the 200 meters of the Athletics World Cup in Doha, where the Ecuadorian Álex Quiñónez signed a historic bronze for his country.
Lyles finished the half-turn of the track in 19 seconds and 83 hundredths, ahead of the Canadian Andre De Grasse, silver with 19.95, while Quiñónez entered third, with 19.98.
It was Ecuador's first world medal in a track event and the fifth in total in its history at the event. The previous four (three gold and one silver) had been obtained by the same man, Jefferson Pérez, in the 20 kilometer march.
The logic was therefore fulfilled in the men's individual speed tests at the Doha-2019 World Cup, where Christian Coleman had triumphed on Saturday in the 100-meter final.
Left over in the javelin
Australian Kelsey-Lee Barber became the world javelin champion for the first time after throwing 66,56 meters in the final of the planetary championship in Qatar.
Barber comfortably surpassed the Chinese Liu Shiying (65,88m) and Lü Huihui (65,49m), who thus added his third World Cup medal, after the bronze in London (2017) and the silver in Beijing (2015 ). AFP