TOKYO — The sobbing from 200-meter favorite Noah Lyles had little to do with the bronze medal.
It went much deeper than that.
They were for a difficult year that saw the 24-year-old Lyles go on and off of antidepressants as he tried to find the right feel for his hectic race to Tokyo.
They were for mental health — not only his but that of all the people who struggle and don’t know where to turn.
Like Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka before him, Lyles was unapologetic as he broached the subject of mental health, and the way it impacts athletes