Sherika Jackson and Noah Lyles set the world championship record in the men’s and women’s 200m.

First, Sherika Jackson set a new national and championship record by defeating Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win gold.

Jamaica dominated the race and won with a time of 21.45 seconds, becoming the second fastest woman in history behind only American Florence Griffith-Joyner.

He was soon followed by Noah Lyles, who retained his men’s title and broke the American record previously set by Michael Johnson 26 years earlier.

Lyles was the third fastest runner on the course with a time of 19.31 seconds.

“Today is my day. Finally, I did what I dreamed of, ”Liles said after the race. “I felt like I got the best start I could have dreamed of.”

He was joined on the podium by two American compatriots – Kenny Bednarek in second and teenager Herrion Knighton in third – as the US became the first nation to win World Championship medals in the men’s 100m and 200m.

“It’s an impeccable feeling to be on the podium with two compatriots,” Lyles added.

Noah Lyles celebrates winning the men's 200m final.

“Best we’ve ever seen”

Having not completed a full run in the women’s race, Jamaica finished 1-2 with Jackson and Fraser-Pryce well ahead of Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith in third place.

Johnson, who saw Lyles break his record, worked as an expert in the women’s race and said the quality was “the best we’ve ever seen”.

“I feel great. I went out and put on a show,” world champion Jackson said. “Fastest woman alive, national record and championship record, I can’t complain.”