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American sprinter Christian Coleman will find out his fate for missing three out-of-competition drug tests in 2019 on Sept. 4 when he has a hearing with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
He feels he will be cleared and will be able to compete in the 2019 IAAF Doha World Track and Field Championships.
The 23-year-old native of Atlanta, Georgia is currently the fast 100m sprinter in the world with a best of 9.81 this year.
Coleman told NBC, “What has been widely reported concerning violations filing violations is simply not true.”
According to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) anti-doping code, three missed tests over a 12-month period could result in a two-year suspension.
USADA will handle the hearing and hand down the decision, however, USADA has had their results overturned in the past, when WADA stepped in and suspended athletes. USADA’s ruling on Sept. 4 may not be the last heard on this case.