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American sprinter Noah Lyles revealed Wednesday in Monaco that his psychological problems started on the age of eight earlier than worsening in April underneath the mixed results of the coronavirus, the postponement of the Olympics and the Black Lives Matter motion.
Lyles, the 200m world champion, revealed on August 2, on Twitter, that he was on antidepressants. “I've been residing with it since I used to be eight,” stated the 23-year-old sprinter two days earlier than the Monaco Diamond League assembly.
“It took completely different varieties in a number of durations of my life nevertheless it bought worse in April. It had by no means been so laborious. It was like an ideal storm: you needed to reside with the Covid, the postponement of the Olympics and it there was the Black Lives Matter motion, which was the final nail within the coffin. ”
“My mom informed me it was time to place me on medicine. I stated sure as a result of every thing I used to be doing, and which was working till then, was not working anymore,” he added. Lyles additionally defined that he’s adopted by two therapists, “one athletic, the opposite private”.
“Just lately, I made a decision to place myself on antidepressants. It was the most effective selections of my life. Since then, I’ve been capable of assume with out darkish waves in my thoughts,” he wrote in early August on Twitter .
The brand new star of the US dash shines each by his performances and by his cheerful character in entrance of the cameras (everlasting smile, dances, daring hair dyes …).
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