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Coleman pulls out of 200 metres at world championships

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Coleman pulls out of 200 metres at world championships
FILE PHOTO - Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Doha 2019 - Men's 100 Metres Final - Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar - September 28, 2019 Christian Coleman of the U.S. races to the line to win the final REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson   -   Copyright  LUCY NICHOLSON(Reuters)

DOHA (Reuters) – World 100 metres champion Christian Coleman has pulled out of the 200 metres, a day after the American won the blue riband event.

Coleman, 23, was left off the starting list for Sunday’s opening heats at the world championships and his manager Emanuel Hudson said he was still feeling the strain after his performance the previous evening.

“He is sore from yesterday and didn’t leave the stadium until after 1am,” he said in a text message to Reuters.

“Couldn’t take the strain today.”

(Reporting by Gene Cherry; Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)