Lythe Pillay [Updated 2022]

Lythe Pillay wins the World Junior 400m in Cali 2022.

Lythe Pillay powers to 400m victory in 45.28 | World U20 Championships 2022

South Africa hasn’t won a global title for some seasons now but they got a surprise U20 one in the shape of Lythe Pillay who still looks like has more in the tank to go sub 45. Following in the footsteps of world record holder Wayde Van Niekirk.

What’s an epic final with a bit of drama! After a false start to the race, Pillay stuns the field to take out the 400m final in a personal best. Improving from his 4th place last year at the World Junior Championships in Nairobi Kenya.

He clocks a brilliant new PB of 45.28s to win the title and finished ahead of Steven McElroy who ran 45.65s for Silver while Yusuf Ali Abbas is 3rd in 45.80s!

Pillay had earlier clocked a Season’s Best (SB) of 45.61s to win the first semi of the men’s 400m at the World U-20 Championships, bringing along with him Shaemar Uter in a PB of 45.96s. Yusuf Ali Abbas faded to 3rd in 46.21s. And he had jogged through the heats in 46.02.


17-year-old, Lythe Pillay clocks 45.74 seconds in 400m!!! (Feb 26, 2021)

South Africa’s Pillay has clocked a time of 45.74 at the age of 17. Pillay clocked it 5 days before his 18th Birthday on the 25th. His previous best was 46.26 as a 16-year-old in 2019. Between 2018 and 2019, he improved just over 3 seconds, 49.42 to 46.26s.

Pillay time is the fastest time in 2021 so far for Open Men as well.

as clocked 44.91 last August. Robinson is a year older than Pillay. 




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