It was a memorable championships in Doha, with all eyes looking ahead to the Olympic games next year. The negative has to be the fact there was limited spectators in the stadium, which was disappointing for the athletes. Despite this, there was a number of impressive performances and they will now be expected to have a lot of success in Tokyo next year. Here we cover the three performances worth noting.
Christian Coleman – 100m
Coleman lived up to his favourites billing in dominating the 100m final to take over the mantle following the post-Usain Bolt era. Many punters had been using the free spins age of gods offers in order to boost their balances to wager on him for the victory. He ran a remarkable 9.76 in this winning performance, when meant it was the second fastest in World Championships history. This meant he knocked 0.03 off his career best, which he had set at the Diamond league in Brussels last year. Coleman will now be the strong favourite to pick up the Olympic Gold next year as continued controversy surrounds him.
Christian Coleman produced a stunning performance to become 100m world champion in Doha but, for the second championships in succession, the fastest man on the planet is a figure who is followed by controversy.
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— AW (@AthleticsWeekly) September 28, 2019
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – 100m
It was another hugely dominating display from the Jamaican as the double Olympic champion took her fourth 100m world title in 10.71 seconds. This means she became the only sprinter to ever achieve the feat and firmly establish herself as one of the greatest ever. She currently sits in fourth in the all-time lists with a personal best of 10.70 seconds. Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce provided a dominating display with Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith finishing in second. The latter then going on to land the 200m title.
Take a bow 👏 pic.twitter.com/h4W5d7Bwqq
— IAAF (@iaaforg) September 29, 2019
Karsten Warholm – 400m hurdles
The 23 year old Norwegian athlete has now firmly established himself as one of the current faces of the sport. He landed his second world title, meaning he now joins the select list of all-time greats in the event. He already holds the 2nd fastest time in history and could he yet go on and break the world record? Warholm took the lead with 150m remaining and never looked like losing as he stayed just ahead of his American rival to clock a time of 47.42 seconds. Local runner Abderrahman Samba then finished in third.
He does it again!@kwarholm 🇳🇴 is a two-time world champion.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) September 30, 2019