The title of the fastest runner in the world may be enough to give his fame and glamor everywhere, but the hype around American runner Christian Coleman months ago over his absence of three doping tests seems enough to smear his image, despite winning the gold medal in the 100 meters. World Championship currently held in the Qatari capital Doha.
What a big difference a month can make.In late August, Coleman's career was in danger of collapsing as the young American runner was threatened with a suspension because he missed three doping tests and did not report his place at the time of the tests.
Last night, Coleman was crowned a new king on the throne of the world and made himself a successor to the legendary Usain Bolt in the exciting 100-meter race.
Coleman overtook Bolt in the last Jamaican stunner in this major event (world championships and Olympics), taking second place and silver medal in the last world championship behind veteran American Justin Gatlin, who won gold and Bolt won the bronze.
Last year, the 23-year-old Coleman won the race in the world indoor championships, improving his personal number to 9.79 seconds, before taking control of the current tournament and crowning the title with a new personal record of 9.76 seconds.
But Coleman's career was threatened a month ago when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) indicated in late August that it was investigating Coleman's absence from three doping tests within a year, a violation of anti-doping rules that would lead directly To stop the runner for one year, he was supposed to deprive him of participating in the current world championships and the upcoming Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020).
However, WADA ended the case by sending a statement to its US counterpart explaining that Coleman's third test was not the same year, meaning the player had the right to participate in the World Championships without being suspended.
Coleman has never fallen into a doping test, but the uproar over the past month will not end easily, as was evident during the huge number of questions and questions he was asked at the post-race press conference.
"This is past, let it be, but I will continue to do what I was doing and focus on myself," Coleman said. "Now I am a world champion, something that no one can take away from me."