Noah Lyles Highlighted His Love For Anime At 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Noah Lyles, who is the current world champion in the 100m and 200m, is not only a talented track athlete but also a master of suspense. During the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Track and Field: While there’s no question about his speed.

Lyles was the fastest in the men’s opening round heats of the 200-meter race on Thursday [27 June], thanks to his love for Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards that keep spectators on the edge of their seats.

As Lyles looks to secure a spot in the 200m for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024, spectators are eagerly anticipating what Yu-Gi-Oh! He will display the card next. “I pulled out Exodia [card] for the finals of the 100m, but now it’s time to build the whole thing,” Lyles told NBC. “I got the left and right arms [today] and I’ve got the legs coming tomorrow.”


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For those who are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takahashi Kazuki. During the mid-1990s, it aired and resulted in a spin-off card game that has been called the most popular of its kind in the world. It has become a cultural phenomenon due to the selling of over 35 billion cards in the past 25 years.

Lyles’ artistic passions are well-documented. In 2021, he revealed that his favorite anime was “Full Metal Alchemist” and his favorite manga was “Cage of Eden.” His artistic pursuits extend beyond the world of anime and manga; Lyles is also a recording artist, has filmed his own docuseries, and is a fashion enthusiast.

Lyles has emphasized his athletic abilities and his ability to entertain during the trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. He made a grand entrance with rapper Snoop Dogg, both dressed impeccably, and unveiled a suitcase containing his raceday kit for the 100m, along with his chosen Yu-Gi-Oh! card for the event.

Lyles has entertained the crowd with his distinct pre-race rituals every day during the trials. He made his way to the venue in full suits, wore different kits for each race day, and blew up the crowd before revealing his Yu-Gi-Oh! card to the TV camera, tucking it away in his tracksuit, and settling into his blocks.

Noah Lyles is not just an exceptional sprinter; he is also a performer who can captivate an audience. Fans will be closely following him as he continues his quest for Olympic glory, not just for his record-breaking speeds, but for the next thrilling twist in his Yu-Gi-Oh! card saga.

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