US sprint sensation Noah Lyles has set the record straight ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris, France where he will be eying an Olympic quadruple.
Three-time World champion Noah Lyles has set his intentions clear ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games to be held in Paris, France.
Speaking to World Athletics, Lyles explained that his 2023 ambitions have fueled him to go for more in the Olympic season.
In 2023, the American won a gold medal treble at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. He won the 100m and 200m and propelled the 4x100m men’s relay team to victory.
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The US sprint star is just fresh from being awarded as the men’s World Athlete of the Year for track events.
“I’m not different. I’m still the same Noah. If anything, I’m hungrier than before because I’ve proved to myself that I can do it, so now I’m even more eager to do it for next year. It’s almost like another fire has been ignited for next year.
“I was talking to a close friend and he's like: 'I already know you're going to win three golds at the Olympics.
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I want you to win four. I remember when you were in high school, I watched you at Penn Relays go from second to last to first in the 4x400m, chasing down all those Jamaicans - there's your fourth medal,’” Lyles explained.
The double World 200m champion disclosed that he has never had somebody tell him something that got him ‘thrown my out-of-the-box thinking to inside-the-box’.
He added that he believes it’s possible because he did wonders in Budapest. Lyles also insisted that his body can handle a lot if he trains hard for it. “If they allow me, if they need me and they are willing - let's go, let's take it,” he added.