Coleman, after winning the Doha World Cup.David J. Phillip / AP
Christian Coleman's last argument - "I stopped by my home in Lexington, Kentucky, shortly before 8.15pm on Monday, December 9, to eat some tacos and chipotle burritos while watching the start of the football game at the TV, "he said - did not save the American athlete either.
The third goal also fell in favor of the United States anti-doping agency, making the 24-year-old suspension inevitable for the 24-year-old athlete, the 100m world champion a few months earlier in Doha, with a record of 9. , 76s and declared heir to Usain Bolt.
Although the sanction was announced on Tuesday, Coleman began to comply with it on May 14 last, so it will be suspended until May 13, 2022. Unless he appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and is successful, the first major competition in which he will be able to participate will be the Oregon World Cup, the summer of 22. He will not be able to be at the Tokyo Games, in July 2021.
The rule applied by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) to suspend it is to commit three whereabouts errors within a period of one year.
The first mistake, not being where it said it would be in the one hour daily margin that all top-level athletes are required to do, had been made on January 16, 2019;
the second, not updating the quarterly whereabouts information on time, was committed in April, when he went to the Drake Relays in Iowa and did not indicate it in his statement.
For his mistake on the third, not being at home between 7.15pm and 8.15pm, the 60 minutes that he had promised he would be on December 9, he justified it by explaining that he had gone Christmas shopping, that he had bought a menu at the chipotle, who returned home shortly before 8.15 pm and they should have called him on the phone.
However, the purchase tickets he provided indicated that at 8:22 p.m. he had made new purchases several miles away.
In 2017, Coleman appeared at the World Cup in London, the last of Usain Bolt, as a great figure in North American athletics (and world record holder of the 60m indoor track with 6.34s) and ready to assume the galactic heritage of the Jamaican giant.
He was defeated, however, in the 100m final by fellow veteran Justin Gatlin.
In the Doha World Cups, however, he did live up to his proclamations, and won gold with an extraordinary mark of 9.76s, the sixth in his history.