Coleman pulls out of 200 meters at world championships


Sep 28, 2019; Doha, Qatar; Christian Coleman (USA), left, celebrates after defeating compatriot Justin Gatlin to win the 100m, 9.76 to 8.89, during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

DOHA (Reuters) – World 100 meters champion Christian Coleman has pulled out of the 200 meters, 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.”

Reporting by Gene Cherry; Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis

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