IAAF World Athletics Championships : Christian Coleman Wins 100m Gold
The 23-year-old American sprinter stamped his authority on the competition by winning the coveted title in a personal best time of 9.76 seconds.
US sprinter Christian Coleman is the winner of the 100m final World Athletics Championship in Doha on Saturday September 28, 2019. He finished the race in 9”76. From the victory Christian Coleman has put an end to the controversy that had threatened his participation in the global showpiece. He also gets one step closer to being crowned the fastest man on earth. The 23-year-old sprinter was a hot favorite going into the final and did not disappoint with a blistering winning time of 9.76 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and sixth best of all time. Reigning world champion Justin Gatlin took the silver medal, with Canadian Andre De Grasse completing the podium in 9.90 seconds, with the first five men crossing the line in under 10 seconds in perfect conditions. Britain's European champion Zharnel Hughes was sixth in 10.03.
Earlier, Jamaica earned its first gold medal of the championship. Not in its traditional sprints, but in the long jump, courtesy of Tajay Gayle, who won the country's first World Championship medal in a field event. The Netherlands, home of speed skating and sprinter Dafne Schippers, took home its first 10,000-meter gold on the shoes of Ethiopian-born Sifan Hassan, who is making a smooth transition from middle distance to the long races
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