2021 Men’s 200 World Rankings

Canada’s Andre De Grasse held off the American pair of Kenny Bednarek & Noah Lyles. (JEAN-PIERRE DURAND/PHOTO RUN)

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS among the three Olympic medalists led to a triangle: Andre De Grasse had a losing sequence to Kenny Bednarek and a winning one over Noah Lyles; Bednarek in turn won against De Grasse but lost to Lyles; Lyles won against Bednarek and lost to De Grasse. Go figure!…

THEIR TOP-5 AVERAGES were essentially inseparable: Bednarek 19.750, Lyles 19.762, De Grasse 19.786… In the final analysis it came down to the Tokyo podium and that’s how they ended up, with De Grasse becoming the first Canadian No. 1 since Harry Jerome in ’62…

SERIOUS CONSIDERATION was given to tabbing Bednarek over De Grasse for the top spot, the prolific American wrapping things up with a win in the DL Final in Zürich… Other than the Games, Lyles never ran outside the U.S. and only had a single DL appearance.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. ANDRE DE GRASSE (Canada) (11/10/94, 5-10¾/161) (1.80/73)
20.85 3)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Bednarek; 2. Brown
19.89 2)Doha DL 5/28 1. Bednarek
20.09 1)Oslo DL 7/01
19.97 1)Gyulai Mem 7/06
19.62 1)Olympic Games 8/04
(20.56h, 19.73sf)
20.21 1)Chorzów CT 9/05
19.72 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bednarek
2. KENNY BEDNAREK (US) (10/14/98, 6-2/185) (1.88/84)
19.65w 1)Miramar Inv 4/10
19.94 2)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. N. Lyles
19.93 1)Ostrava CT 5/19
20.33 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
19.88 1)Doha DL 5/28
19.78 2)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. N. Lyles
(20.22h, 19.90sf)
19.99 2)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. De Grasse
19.68 2)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse
(20.01h, 19.83sf)
19.80 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. N. Lyles
19.65w 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
19.79 2)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kerley
19.70 1)Zürich DL 9/09
3. NOAH LYLES (US) (7/18/97, 5-10¾/154) (1.80/70)
(20.80i)
19.90 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
19.74 1)Olympic Trials 6/27
(20.19h, 19.91sf)
19.74 3)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek
(20.18h, 19.99sf)
19.52 1)Eugene DL 8/21
4. ERRIYON KNIGHTON (US) (1/29/04, 6-3/170) (1.90/77)
20.31 1)Clermont 4/04
20.39 1C)Jones Mem 4/16
20.30 1B)Mt. SAC 5/09
20.11 1)Jacksonville CT 5/31
19.84 3)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek
(20.04h, 19.88sf)
20.03 3)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek
19.93 4)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. N. Lyles
(20.55h, 20.02sf)
5. FRED KERLEY (US) (5/7/95, 6-3¼/205) (1.91/93)
20.24 1)Jones Mem 4/16
20.27 2)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Bednarek
19.90 4)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek; 3. Knighton
(20.41h, 20.08sf)
19.77w 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bednarek
19.79 1)Paris DL 8/28
19.83 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bednarek; 2. De Grasse
19.76(A) 1)Nairobi CT 9/18
6. JOE FAHNBULLEH (Liberia) (9/11/01, 5-10) (1.80)
(20.79i, 20.60i, 20.42i, 20.49i, 20.32i, 20.53i, 20.38i)
20.10 1)Florida R 4/02
20.05 2)SEC 5/15 1. Laird
(20.46h)
19.91 1)NCAA 6/11
(20.22wh, 19.94wqf, 20.05sf)
19.98 5)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. N. Lyles; 4. Knighton
(20.46h, 19.99sf)
7. JEREEM RICHARDS (Trinidad) (1/13/94, 6-0/146) (1.83/66)
(20.74i)
20.37w 1C)Clermont 4/04
20.30 2)Jones Mem 4/16 1. Kerley
20.26 1)Eugene 4/24
20.20 3)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek
20.13 4)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. Knighton
20.39 8)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. N. Lyles; 4. Knighton; 5. Fahnbulleh;
6. Brown; 7. Dwyer
(20.52h, 20.10sf)
8. AARON BROWN (Canada) (5/27/92, 6-¾/174) (1.85/79)
20.43 3)Jones Mem 4/16 1. Kerley; 2. Richards
20.26 4)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek; 3. Richards
20.40 3)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Bednarek; 2. Kerley
20.79 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Bednarek
20.25 3)Doha DL 5/28 1. Bednarek; 2. De Grasse
20.24 1)Can Trials 6/26
20.38 2)Oslo DL 7/01 1. De Grasse
20.14 5)Gyulai Mem 7/06 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. Knighton; 4. Richards
20.20 6)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. N. Lyles; 4. Knighton; 5. Fahnbulleh
(20.38h, 19.99sf)
20.12 4)Eugene DL 8/21 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek; 3. J. Lyles
20.18w 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Bednarek; 2. Kerley; 3. Gardiner
20.20 3)Paris DL 8/28 1. Kerley; 2. Bednarek
20.13 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Bednarek; 2. De Grasse; 3. Kerley
9. TERRANCE LAIRD (US) (10/12/98, 5-8/140) (1.73/63)
(20.61i, 20.41i, 20.46i, 20.28, 20.49i, 20.20i)
19.81 1)Texas R 3/27
(20.43h)
19.82w 1)Alumni Gold 4/24
19.82 1)SEC 5/15
(20.13h)
19.94 2)NCAA 6/11 1. Fahnbulleh
(20.50h, 19.94wqf, 20.14sf)
20.15 6)Olympic Trials 6/27 1. N. Lyles; 2. Bednarek; 3. Knighton; 4. Kerley; 5. Young
(20.44h, 20.22sf)
10. RASHEED DWYER (Jamaica) (1/29/89, 6-2/176) (1.88/80)
21.05 1)Kingston 4/17
21.11 1)Kingston 4/24
20.54 2)Kingston 6/05 1. Rodney
20.17 1)Jam Ch 6/27
(20.79h, 20.30sf)
20.62 2)Marietta ATL 7/09 1. King
20.22 2)Trabuco ATL 7/18 1. Blake
20.21 7)Olympic Games 8/04 1. De Grasse; 2. Bednarek; 3. N. Lyles; 4. Knighton; 5. Fahnbulleh;
6. Brown
(20.31h, 20.13sf)

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Kenny Bednarek (Nike) 6. Isiah Young (Nike)
2)Olympic Trials, 2)Olympic Games, 1)Zürich DL 5)Olympic Trials, 6)Gyulai, 3)Budapest
2. *Noah Lyles (adidas) 7. Josephus Lyles (adidas)
1)Olympic Trials, 3)Olympic Games, 1)Eugene DL 4sf)Olympic Trials, 3)Eugene DL, 5)Zürich DL
3. *Erriyon Knighton (adidas) 8. Kyree King (Nike)
3)Olympic Trials, 3)Gyulai, 4)Olympic Games 7)Olympic Trials, 1)Marietta, 1)Memphis
4. *Fred Kerley (Nike) 9. Andrew Hudson (Empire Athletics)
4)Olympic Trials, 1)Paris DL, 3)Zürich DL 1)Jacksonville, 7)Mt. SAC, 8)Olympic Trials
5. *Terrance Laird (LSU) 10. Rai Benjamin (Nike)
1)SEC, 2)NCAA, 6)Olympic Trials 5)Eugene DL

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