As the trump card event in track and field, those who dominate the mens 100 meter track are often known as flying men. However, it seems that it is difficult for them to get rid of the relationship with forbidden drugs.
Ben Johnson and Christie were famous jumpers in the 1980s and 1990s. Because of taking illegal drugs, they could not escape the lifelong ban. Born in 1982, Gatling, guy and Powell represented an era of mens sprinting in the world before bolts birth. The career of the three people is brilliant, and there are also stains of being banned for failing drug test.
New 100 meter flying man
Three times a year, Coleman missed the drug test
Coleman took the lead in the mens 100m final of the Doha world championships in 2019 with 9.76 seconds, winning the world championship for the first time. Coleman also ran 6.34 seconds at the beginning of 2018, breaking the world record of indoor mens 60m.
There is no doubt that the 24-year-old American is the most dominant flying man in the world today, and also the hottest man to win the 100m at the Tokyo Olympic Games. His future is limitless. Some media even call him the next bolt. However, the preliminary suspension punishment just given by the integrity Committee of the World Federation of fields was a blow to Coleman.
According to the relevant regulations of the World Athletics Federation, athletes must provide specific whereabouts 90 days in advance for doping test. If they fail to provide whereabouts or miss the drug test, they will be regarded as doping violations. If there are three doping violations in a year, they will be punished with a one to two-year suspension.
According to the integrity Committee of the world rural Federation, Coleman missed the drug test on December 9, 2019. Because he had missed the drug test twice on January 16 and April 26, 2019, he was automatically suspended for three doping violations in one year.
Coleman, writing on social media, argued that he was shopping at a mall five minutes from home, and that he had never been contacted by drug inspectors. The drug test on December 9 was a premeditated action. In an interview, the integrity Committee of the World Athletics Federation stressed that contacting athletes is not a rigid rule, and informing athletes in advance will affect the effectiveness of drug testing.
This is not the first time Coleman has faced a similar crisis. As Coleman missed the drug test on June 6, 2018, as early as 2019, Coleman was recognized by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency as missing the drug test three times in a year. After the efforts of the lawyer team, he argued that the time of missing the drug test should be the time of information declaration. He was lucky to avoid the charges of the U.S. Anti Doping Agency from June 6, 2018 to April 1, 2018 when the first violation date was raised.
Three giants in 82
Gatlin was banned for four years and the other two were involved in medicine on the same day
In May 2008, bolt broke the world record for the first time in 9.72 seconds, which opened a great era. In the three Olympic Games and the five World Championships, bolt almost won all the gold medals in mens 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay, and broke the world record several times, becoming the greatest sprinter in the world track and field history.
However, before the advent of bolt era, the mens 100m stadium was in a state of competitive power. Gatling, guy and Powell, born in 1982, were the leaders of the three giants. The world championship champion, Olympic gold medal and world record were almost without others. Even in the era of bolts rule of sprinting, they are trying their best to impact the formers position as king.
Gatlin took the lead in becoming famous among the three giants in 82 years. He first laughed at the end of the flying man battle in 2004 Olympic Games, and then won the mens 100m and 200m double material Championships in 2005 World Championships. In April 2006, Gatlin was positive in a post competition drug test. Because the former used illegal drugs to treat related diseases, Gatlin, who twice violated the rules, was punished by the U.S. Anti Doping Agency with an 8-year ban, then reduced to 4 years, and returned to the public in 2010.
After his return, Gatlin proved himself again and won the mens 100m runner up in 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the mens 100m champion in 2017 World Championships and the mens 100m runner up in 2019. But its hard to erase the stain of being banned for four years because of the drugs involved.
Guy and Powell had better reviews than Gatling, but the two legends had the same experience of involving drugs.
In 2005 and 2007, Jamaicas famous player Powell ran 9.77 seconds and 9.74 seconds successively, breaking the world record twice, representing the highest level of mens 100m before bolt. He also helped Jamaica dominate the world championships and the Olympic Games with bolt and Blake.
In the 2007 World Championships, guy won the gold medal in 100m and 200m. In 2009, bolt broke the world record with 9.58 seconds, followed by guy, who was the second runner to enter 9.70 seconds after bolt.
On July 15, 2013, guy and Powell were found positive in drug tests within 24 hours, which was called the darkest day in track and field history by the media. In the end, guy was banned for one year, handed in the silver medal of London 2012 Olympic relay, and missed the 2013 World Championships. Powell was banned for 18 months at first, and then successfully appealed. The ban period was reduced to 6 months.
A hundred meter flying man involving medicine in the history of track and field
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Olympic champion involved in medicine, two were banned for life
Carl Lewis is one of the greatest track and field athletes in the last century. He has won 17 gold medals in the Olympic Games and the world championships, breaking the world records of mens 100m, 200m and long jump for 13 times. In the 1980s and 1990s, Ben Johnson and Christie were the fierce rivals of Carl Lewis in the sprinting field. The above two men did make great achievements, but they were banned for life due to taking illegal drugs.
Canadian general Ben Johnson won the mens 100m bronze medal at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. From 1987, he unexpectedly broke Carl Lewiss dominance, first running 9.83 seconds in the 1987 World Championships, breaking the world record while winning the title, then running 9.79 seconds in the 1988 Olympic Games, forcing Carl Lewis to break the world record again while winning the title.
However, Ben Johnsons historic breakthrough was quickly identified as the biggest scandal at the time. He was banned for two years due to taking illegal drugs, and both championships and world records were cancelled. In 1993, Ben Johnson was found to have taken illegal drugs shortly after his comeback, and eventually banned for life.
British sprinter Linford Christie was the beneficiary of Ben Johnsons suspension. At the 1988 Olympic Games, Christie, who finished in 9.97 seconds, originally won the third place. After that, Ben Johnsons result was invalid and he was promoted to the second place. In the 1992 Olympic Games, 32-year-old Christie won the gold medal in 9.96 seconds, becoming the oldest 100m champion in the history of the Olympic Games. In the 1993 World Championships, the old and strong Christie ran out 9.87 seconds, once again standing on the highest podium of the world series.
But like Ben Johnson, Christie was late. Christie was banned for life after being found to have taken illegal drugs in 1999, ending her 18 year career with regret.
Source: Beijing News Author: Xu bangyin editor in charge: Lu Ting_ NS5242