After winning the 100 meter on Saturday at the World Championships, American Christian Coleman’s pulled out of Sunday’s opening round of the 200 meters because he was still “feeling the strain.”

Coleman was due to run in the second heat on Sunday evening but his name was withdrawn from the start list hours before the race. Manager Emanuel Hudson said the 23-year-old had not recovered from his exertions the previous night when he ran a personal best of 9.76 seconds.

Coleman was only cleared to compete earlier this month after the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) withdrew a whereabouts charge — a potential anti-doping violation — against him. Coleman has denied wrongdoing.

Feeling sore, Coleman drops out of 200 meters at worlds


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