Noah Lyles responds to claims of being 'delulu' for eyeing a quadruple at Paris 2024 Olympics

Noah Lyles responds to claims of being 'delulu' for eyeing a quadruple at Paris 2024 Olympics

Abigael Wafula 17:00 - 29.05.2024

Noah Lyles has answered the people who think he is delusional for eyeing four gold medals at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games later this year.

Triple world champion Noah Lyles still has focus on winning four gold medals, in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and 4x400m events, at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games and is unfazed by what people think about it.

In an exclusive interview with Dazed, the world 200m bronze medallist was asked if he believes he is delusional for making such an outrageous goal and he noted that he is putting in the work to achieve the feat.

The two-time world 200m champion explained that once he sets his mind on something, he ensures that he works towards it and let’s God handle the rest.

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“That’s a great way of putting it. Once I set my mind to something, I make it come true. That doesn’t mean I just sit back and wish upon a star.

“I put in the work. I control the natural and let God control the super – that’s how you create the supernatural,” Lyles, the American sprint king said.

As he heads to Paris, he will not only be looking to win the four gold medals but also looking to shatter Usain Bolt’s 200m world record that he set at the 2009 World Championships.

The American is looking to end the dominance of the Jamaicans and wants to be one of the greatest sprinters of all time. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time,” he added concerning the goals he has set for himself.

Meanwhile, Lyles will also be hoping to change the sport and modernize the sport and not only look at major events like the Olympics and World Championships.

“We have to break away from the Olympic model, meaning that we can’t put all of our eggs in that basket. We have to find other ways to modernise the sport and give it more sufficient legs to stand on,” he added.