Coleman wins 100 m race, Dutee falters

US sprinter Christian Coleman stormed to 100 meters gold at the World Athletics Championships in Doha.

Coleman was a hot favorite going into the final and did not disappoint with a blistering winning time of 9.76 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year and sixth best of all time.

Defending champion Justin Gatlin took silver in 9.89sec at the age of 37 while Canada’s Andre De Grasse claimed bronze in 9.90sec. 

However, back home star Indian sprinter Dutee Chand failed to qualify for the women’s 100m semi-finals after finishing 7th in the third heat of the event.

Dutee clocked 11.48 seconds in her heat, well below her season best which stands at 11.26s. Dutee had failed to meet the qualifying standards for world championships in 2019 but she made it to Doha meet after getting an invite from the IAAF.

Dutee finished in 37th place overall and also failed to secure a berth for the Tokyo Olympics as a result. The qualification standard for the 2020 Games was set at 11.15 seconds.