Sport: World’s Fastest Man Suspended


Reigning world 100m champion Christian Coleman was provisionally suspended yesterday over a missed medicine check, placing him vulnerable to a two-year ban that will rule him out of subsequent 12 months’s Tokyo Olympics.


The American sprinter is “suspended briefly from collaborating in any competitors or exercise”, stated the Athletics Integrity Unit, World Athletics’ anti-doping arm.


Coleman, who solely narrowly prevented being banned final 12 months after three violations of anti-doping “whereabouts” guidelines throughout 2018 and 2019, revealed particulars of his newest missed check on Twitter. The world’s quickest man, who clocked 9.76sec to win 100m gold finally 12 months’s World Championships in Doha, stated he had unsuccessfully challenged an AIU discovering that he missed a check in December 9, 2019.

“And now this may end in me being suspended from different submitting failures that occurred nicely over a 12 months in the past at this level,” Coleman stated. The 24-year-old is now barred from competitors pending a listening to underneath World Athletics anti-doping guidelines, the AIU web site stated.

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