Coleman pulls out of 200m at Doha Worlds


Coleman pulls out of 200m at Doha Worlds
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's 100 Metres Final - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - September 28, 2019 Christian Coleman of the U.S. celebrates winning gold in the final REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

In Summary

  • World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has pulled out of the 200 metres, a day after the American won the blue riband event
  • Coleman, 23, was left off the starting list for Sunday’s opening heats at the world championships and his manager Emanuel Hudson said he was still feeling the strain after his performance the previous evening

World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has pulled out of the 200 metres, a day after the American won the blue riband event.

Coleman, 23, was left off the starting list for Sunday’s opening heats at the world championships and his manager Emanuel Hudson said he was still feeling the strain after his performance the previous evening.

“He is sore from yesterday and didn’t leave the stadium until after 1am,” he said in a text message to Reuters.

“Couldn’t take the strain today.”

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