American World 100m champion Christian Coleman will miss next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Coleman, who won last year’s Doha 2019 World Championships 100m title, has been banned for two years for whereabout failures.

“The Disciplinary Tribunal has upheld the AIU’s charge and banned sprinter Christian Coleman of the USA for two years for 3 Whereabouts Failures in a 12-month period, a violation of the @worldathletics,” AIU confirmed in a statement.

The 24-year-old sprinter scaped suspension on a technicality ahead of last year’s Doha 2019 World Championships because of a similar case.

Coleman said December’s missed test could have been avoided if the person visiting had called him as he was close by at a store.

He had missed tests on January 16th, 2019 and April 26th, 2019.

Coleman said he took responsibility for January’s missed test, but said, “I think the attempt on December 16th 2019 was a purposeful attempt to get me to miss a test.”


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