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Coleman, Richardson headline top at U.S. championships – Reuters

June 21 (Reuters) – Christian Coleman and Sha’Carri Richardson will battle to stake their claims as the king and queen of American track in Eugene, Oregon this week, as the 100 metres specialists headline the U.S. championships.

The top three finishers in the meeting who meet certain qualifying standards and reigning global title-holders advance to the first world championships ever held in the United States at the same Oregon track starting on July 15.

Returning world champion Coleman, who came back to action in January after serving an 18-month suspension for breaching anti-doping whereabouts rules, said he was “the same guy” he was when he grabbed the 2019 global title in 9.76 seconds. read more

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“I feel like it’s there,” Coleman told reporters after winning last week’s NYC Grand Prix 100m in 9.92.

“When you have a long layoff, obviously it’s going to affect you in some kind of way, so this whole season to me is a learning experience.” read more

He will be closely challenged by Olympic silver medallist Fred Kerley and U.S. Olympic trials champion Trayvon Bromell in one of the highlights of the meeting, which begins on Thursday.

Kerley won the distance in 9.92 at the Rome Diamond League meet earlier this month, while Bromell produced a wind-aided 9.75 at the UNF Invitational in April.

The ebullient fan-favourite Richardson, whose Olympic dreams ended early due to a 30-day suspension for a positive cannabis test, has declared for both the 100m and 200m.

The 22-year-old finished a hundredth of …….

Source: https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/coleman-richardson-headline-top-us-championships-2022-06-21/

June 21 (Reuters) – Christian Coleman and Sha’Carri Richardson will battle to stake their claims as the king and queen of American track in Eugene, Oregon this week, as the 100 metres specialists headline the U.S. championships.

The top three finishers in the meeting who meet certain qualifying standards and reigning …….

June 21 (Reuters) – Christian Coleman and Sha’Carri Richardson will battle to stake their claims as the king and queen of American track in Eugene, Oregon this week, as the 100 metres specialists headline the U.S. championships.

The top three finishers in the meeting who meet certain qualifying standards and reigning …….

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