US star Noah Lyles is the new world champion in the 100 meters. The 26-year-old won the World Athletics Championships in Budapest ahead of Letsile Tebogo from Botswana and Brit Zharnel Hughes.

Lyles, who belongs to the same training group as Gina Lückenkemper in the USA, won the world annual best time of 9.83 seconds and was five hundredths of a second ahead of his pursuers.

Defending champion Fred Kerley (USA) missed the final, as did Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs (Italy). Lyles wants to become world champion for the third time in a row over 200 meters in the title fights in Hungary’s capital. As the only German starter over the 100 meters, Julian Wagner was eliminated in the preliminary heat.

Joshua Cheptegei from Uganda remains world champion over 10,000 meters. The defending champion and world record holder prevailed in the final sprint after 27:51.42 minutes. Second was Daniel Simiu Ebenyo from Kenya ahead of Selemon Barega from Ethiopia. In the hammer throw, Canadian Ethan Katzberg surprisingly became world champion with a national record of 81.25 meters.