Christian Coleman Beats Noah Lyles to Win Men’s 60m at World Indoor Championships, Omanyala 4th

Christian Coleman Beats Noah Lyles to Win Men’s 60m at World Indoor Championships, Omanyala 4th

Edwin Kiplagat
March 1, 2024 at 9:56 PM
  • Christian Coleman is the 60m world champion
  • The American beat his compatriot Noah Lyles
  • Kenya's Ferdinand Omanyala finished fourth

Christian Coleman produced a magnificent performance to win gold in the men's 60m at the 202 World Indoor Championships ahead of Noah Lyles.

The world record holder clocked a superb 6.41 seconds to beat compatriot Noah Lyles and Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala.

Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Ferdinand Omanyala, World Athletics Indoor Championships, Glasgow
Christian Coleman wins the men's 60m gold at the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships. Photo by Michael Steele.
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Coleman, who was beaten by Lyles in the American championships, started well and held on to win his second gold medal in the 60m. 6.41 seconds is the new world lead, per World Athletics.

The American adds another medal to his cabinet. He also won the 2019 100m world title in Qatar.

Lyles, who is the world 100m champion, finished second in 6.44 seconds to get silver. Jamaica's Ackeem Blake took bronze in 6.46 seconds.

Meanwhile, Kenya's Omanyala finished fourth in 6.56 seconds. The Commonwealth champion will have to wait longer for a global medal.

How Coleman beat Noah Lyles

Coleman made a terrific start from the blocks and took an early lead that he would not relinquish. Lyles was behind Blake at the start but came to pass the Jamaican towards the end. The 27-year-old won the world title in 2018 in the UK.

Coleman has got his revenge for the defeat in the national championships, but it is just the start of the 2024 season.

It was a phenomenal race that lived up to the expectations. The biggest surprise was Omanyala, who looked great in the first round and the semis.

His wait for a global medal continues. He has a chance to redeem himself at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Omanyala sets new record

Sports Brief earlier reported that Omanyala stormed to victory at the Paris Indoor Tour on Sunday, February 11, setting a new record.

The Kenyan sprint star broke his national record again, running 6.51 seconds to finish ahead of Emmanuel Matadi in the 60m.

Matadi used 6.57 seconds to finish in second place behind Omanyala, with Azu Jeremiah third with 6.59 seconds.

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.