World Athletics Championship 2019 news: Christian Coleman pulls out of 200 metres
American Christian Coleman's dream of adding the 200 metres to the 100 metre world title he won on Saturday has ended after he pulled out of Sunday's opening round because he was still "feeling the strain".
Coleman had been expected to provide the main challenge to favourite and fellow American Noah Lyles.
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 28: Christian Coleman of the United States crosses the finish line next to Justin Gatlin of the United States to win the Men's 100 Metres final final during day two of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa In
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Coleman was only cleared to compete earlier this month after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) withdrew a whereabouts charge — a potential anti-doping violation — against him.
USADA charged him with three failures to properly file whereabouts information in a 12-month period but he escaped what should have been an automatic ban when it was ruled that one of the tests had to be backdated to outside the window.
Coleman has denied wrongdoing and insisted he is clean.