Gatlin warns Coleman for 2020 season "I'm coming, He'd better be ready."

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American Justin Gatlin is sending an early warning to his main rival Christian Coleman ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games year.

“I have a message for next year – I’m coming,” said Gatlin after finishing second to fellow American Christian Coleman in the men’s 100m final at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 on Saturday (28 Sept).

Coleman ran a personal best and world lead 9.76 to beat Gatlin 9.87 and Canadian Andre De Grasse 9.90pb.

“Christian has had a spectacular season, and I knew he’d be tough to beat. He ran a great race, but I have a message for next year – I’m coming. He’d better be ready.

Gatlin has won world 100m titles in Helsinki 2005 and London 2017. He won silver in Moscow 2013 and Beijing 2015, both times behind Usain Bolt.

“To get another world medal feels amazing. This season has had a lot of ups and downs. But running this time this late in the season makes me excited for next year,” said Gatlin.

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By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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