Lyles smiled big when he saw the time, but was still a little awaiting. The headwind was strong at -3.7 meters per second, which further spoke against a record in the distance.
After much confusion, it turned out that the American world champion jumped on the wrong track and only brought 185 meters above the finish line.
"You can't play with my feelings that way, ended up on the wrong path in some way," Lyles wrote on Twitter shortly afterwards.
To further dilute the confusion, Diamond Leagues official website went out with 18.90 and "WR" with the headwind -3.7 meters per second neatly reported.
The time equals around 20.40 at full distance over 200 meters.