The reigning world champion of the 100 meters Christian Coleman was suspended for two years after accumulating three anti-doping rule violations.
The Athletics Integrity Unit reported Tuesday that Coleman was barred from competing until May 2022, sidelining him from the Olympics. which will be played next year in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old American sprinter had been provisionally suspended in May. Weeks later, the details emerged that he did not meet three appointments for sample collection in 2019.
Athletes are exposed to a two-year suspension for failing to perform their duties location three times within a 12-month period.
Coleman may appeal the punishment to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
He was the great favorite to conquer the Olympic titles, after dedicating himself to the 100 singles and the 4×100 relay in the world championships that took place in Doha, Qatar, in 2019. Coleman was able to compete in that appointment after a previous case on location obligations was filed.
He won the silver medal in both events at the 2017 World Cup in London.
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