Crowd jeers Justin Gatlin again, at medal ceremony

Crowd jeers Justin Gatlin again, at medal ceremony

Crowd jeers Justin Gatlin again, at medal ceremony

The controversial American upset the odds to win the race in a time of 9.92 seconds, edging his compatriot Christian Coleman into second and Bolt into third.

Gatlin triumphed ahead of fellow American Christian Coleman in 9.92sec as Bolt could only finish third.

The world was taken by surprise on Saturday August 5, 2017 when top sprinter Usain Bolt lost his crown to Justin Gatlin in his 100m retirement party at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in London, United Kingdom. "They need to go and look at what was said".

He said: "He gets invited into schools all the time and does lots of talks".

"It's not the flawless script".

President of the International Association of Athletics Federation, IAAF indicated that the 100m race won by Justin Gatlin was "not the ideal script" adding that he was "not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes".

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The American sprinter has been caught doping twice in his career, serving a total ban of five years.

Gatlin received a two-year ban in 2001 after failing a dope test for amphetamines found in prescribed medication he had been taking since a child for Attention Deficit Disorder. But the ban was reduced from two years to one year on appeal. The fundamental reason for putting any substance on the banned list, she said, is that is has "an actual or potential performance benefit".

This ban, however, was also halved by an arbitration panel in 2007.

Coe reiterated his support for life bans for convicted drug cheats, but used Gatlin's example to illustrate how legal systems worldwide have frustrated efforts to impose more severe punishments.

"The fact that Justin Gatlin was in this Stadium in 2012 [for the Olympics] and no one booed him is proof of that". "One got watered down, which made it very hard for the second ban".

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