Alexandria’s Noah Lyles and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky are dealing with the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until next year with a positive outlook. Ledecky was preparing for her third Olympic Games. She had already won five gold medals. Lyles is a rising track star eager to participate in his first Olympics.
According to wtop.com, “Lyles is on top of the track world. He turned pro after he graduated from T.C. Williams High School in 2016, and won the gold medal in the 200 meters at the World Athletic Championships last October.”
Lyles said, “It’s now about figuring out how we are going to get ready for the Olympics next year. I still want to maintain fitness because … just because the Olympics is gone for now doesn’t mean I don’t want to run. My first love is running and I am going to do that.”
As per wtop.com, “When inside, Lyles, like everyone else, is looking for things to do. He is working on his music with a friend and, yes, playing video games. He likes Overwatch and Dead By Daylight, but says the latter game stresses him out.”