Sprint champion Coleman gets a reduced penalty, but still misses out on Games

The suspension of top sprinter Christian Coleman has been reduced to eighteen months by the sports tribunal CAS. However, the American world champion in the 100 meters will still miss the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.

Coleman was suspended for two years in October 2020 for missing a doping test three times within a year. The suspension was due to expire on May 13, 2022, but that is now on November 14. The 25-year-old American can therefore participate in the World Indoor Championships in early 2022.

In the footsteps of Usain Bolt

The 25-year-old Coleman has been the big man in the sprint since the stopping of Usain Bolt in August 2017. He won the world title in the 60 meters (indoor) in 2018 and won the final classification of the 100 meters in the prestigious Diamond League in the same year.

In 2019, Coleman won his biggest title of his career at the World Championship outdoor in Qatar to date: gold in the 100 meters.

Watch the images of Coleman’s golden race during the 2019 Athletics World Championships below:

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