By; Donald Nwamere
World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman is facing a potential ban from the sport after admitting on Tuesday night that he has missed a third drugs test in the space of a year.
In an astonishing allegation, which he appears to accuse testers of a ‘purposeful attempt to get me to miss a test’, he detailed how he has collected ‘whereabouts’ strikes on January 16, April 26, and December 9 of 2019. the Athletics Integrity Unit is yet to comment on the issue, which could see Coleman go down with a two-year ban if a charge is formally issued and it is followed up.
Coleman said he has been appealing the December 9 strike for six months on the grounds that he was ‘shopping five minutes away’ and testers ‘didn’t even bother to call me’.
In the rambling social media post, Coleman, who won the 100m world title in Doha last year after escaping by a thread the previous whereabouts charge on a technicality, accepted and took to his twitter account posting that he now faces a possible suspension. If that proves correct, he will almost certainly miss the Olympics.
Making a statement of the events, Coleman wrote: ‘I want to make you all aware of a situation I’m currently dealing with. A few days ago, the AIU came to a decision that I’ve been appealing for six months that I missed a test on December 9, 2019.