New world 100m champion Chris Coleman says he always knew he will be at Doha 2019 despite an earlier threat of a ban for missed drugs tests.
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Coleman blitzed to a stunning 100m gold medal in Doha in 9.76sec making him the sixth-fastest man in history. He was followed in second place by Justin Gatlin in 9.89s and Canada’s Andre De Grasse in 9.90s.
Traditionally, the 100m is a highlight, and the men’s title was the final event at the Khalifa International Stadium.
The 2017 edition was the last World Championships for Usain Bolt. 2019 will be the first one since 2003 without the great man.
World silver medalist Christian Coleman, the year’s fastest, was the bookmakers favourite to win the event while Andre De Grasse, Akani Simbine, Hakim Sani Brown and Yohan Blake were all fancied to take their chances in a wide-open field.
1 1876 Christian COLEMAN USA USA 9.76 WL 0.128
2 1887 Justin GATLIN USA USA 9.89 0.148
3 400 Andre DE GRASSE CAN CAN 9.90 PB 0.140
4 1639 Akani SIMBINE RSA RSA 9.93 SB 0.117
5 1153 Yohan BLAKE JAM JAM 9.97 0.142
6 841 Zharnel HUGHES GBR GBR 10.03 0.119
7 1106 Filippo TORTU ITA ITA 10.07 SB 0.158
8 397 Aaron BROWN CAN CAN 10.08 0.155