Brilliant Coleman Blasts To 100m World Gold

Christian Coleman stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the World Championships in Doha on Saturday, emphatically shrugging off the missed drug test controversy which had threatened to derail his career. 스포츠토토사이트

The 23-year-old American, who escaped a doping ban earlier this month on a technicality, swept over the finish line in a world-leading 9.76sec to claim his first major outdoor championship gold medal.

It completed a flawless championship campaign for Coleman, who had been the only man to duck under 10 seconds in opening rounds and semi-finals.

Coleman's win in perfect conditions at the Khalifa Stadium was never in doubt, the stocky 2017 World Championships silver medalist exploding out of the blocks to take the lead over the opening 20 metres.

The American let out a roar of triumph as he crossed the line before punching the air in jubilation after a performance which makes him the sixth fastest man in history.

«I am humble, I am just here to win titles,» an elated Coleman said afterwards.

The victory was the culmination of a rollercoaster season for Coleman, whose participation in the championships had been in doubt until only three weeks ago.

Coleman, who has strongly denied ever using performance-enhancing drugs, was left facing a lengthy suspension in August after it emerged he had registered three drug-testing «whereabouts» failures in a 12-month period.

The violation is regarded as equivalent to a failed drug test and often followed by a ban of up to two years.

Yet Coleman avoided a sanction when the case against him was dropped in early September because of a technicality.

Coleman, who has previously criticised USADA for bringing the case against him, again protested his innocence following Saturday's win.

«I did nothing wrong,» Coleman said. «To me I'm just a young black man living my dream.