According to Daryll Neita, “insane” Zharnel Hughes can make history by winning the 200-meter race.

British sprinter Zharnel Hughes, a former 100m bronze medalist and a hopeful for the gold, has garnered praise from his fellow GB sprint team-mate Daryll Neita. Hughes is set to compete in the 200-meter final, aiming to become the first British man to secure two individual sprint medals in a single World Championships.

The competition is fierce, with Noah Lyles, the reigning 100m champion, emerging as a strong contender. Lyles clocked the fastest time of 19.76 seconds in the semi-finals, an impressive feat compounded by the fact that he had just survived a golf buggy crash on his way to the race.

Daryll Neita, who secured her spot in the women’s final alongside Dina Asher-Smith, spoke highly of Hughes, labeling him as “insane” in his approach. She praised his inspirational mindset and his positive influence within the team. Neita noted that Hughes’ encouragement has been invaluable, and she expressed excitement for his progress this year.

Hughes himself reflected on his semi-final performance, describing it as “controlled running.” He finished second in the semi-final, adhering to the strategy outlined by his coach, Glen Mills, who formerly guided Usain Bolt. Hughes expressed his eagerness for the upcoming final and emphasized his determination to give his best performance, regardless of his competitors.

As the 26-year-old sprinter looks forward to the final, his controlled approach and positive mindset, evident in his journey so far, position him as a strong contender in the race for the gold medal.

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