With less than 30 days remaining before track and field events kick off at the Olympic Games in Paris, Noah Lyles and Sha’Carri Richardson have emerged as the USA’s top sprinters following their impressive performances at the US Olympic trials.

Noah Lyles solidified his status as the fastest man in the US by equaling his personal best of 9.83 seconds in the 100m final, securing a decisive victory over Kenny Bednarek (9.87s PB) and Fred Kerley (9.88s SB), thereby securing their spots on the US Olympic team.

Continuing his dominance, Lyles also clinched the 200m title with a stunning performance of 19.53 seconds, breaking Michael Johnson’s 28-year-old championship record and setting a new world-leading time.

Meanwhile, Sha’Carri Richardson showcased her exceptional speed by winning the US 100m title in a world-leading time of 10.71 seconds. Her performance not only secured her ticket to the Olympics but also inspired her training partners Melissa Jefferson (10.80s PB) and Tee Tee Twanisha Terry (10.89s SB), who will join her in Paris for their Olympic debut.

Richardson’s victory marks her second-fastest career performance, just behind her world title-winning run of 10.65 seconds in Budapest last year. This achievement also marks her third US 100m title, with previous wins in 2021 (later suspended for marijuana use) and her comeback last year.

As they head to Paris, Lyles and Richardson aim to bring home the USA’s first Olympic gold medals in the men’s 100m since 2004 and women’s 100m since 1996. The track and field events at the Paris Olympic Games are set to commence on August 1st, where all eyes will be on these two athletes to continue their exceptional performances on the world stage.