American Christiana Coleman won the men’s 100m at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 on Saturday, 29 Sept, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
He spoke to the media after his first world title at a press conference. The below is from the press conference.
“I’ve been blessed with incredible talent and tonight I was able to show it. Being able to come and compete here and run in this race is a dream.
“I have been working incredibly hard and this just makes it all worthwhile. I usually have a good start but I don’t follow it up with execution, so I’ve been working on my drive phase and being patient. Tonight it all paid off.
“In the end, all my worries just evaporated out there. It was a crazy feeling. To add my name to the list of the legendary guys who’ve come before me is an honour and a blessing. It’s a great feeling, too good to be true. To make it here and come out with gold is incredible.
“Justin Gatlin is a great guy and a great competitor,” he said.
“He’s always been there. I remember watching him back in 2004 when I was eight years old and to think all these years later I could come and win gold too is a great feeling. Last time it was a surprise when I won silver but this time there was a lot of pressure, but I managed to come out with gold.
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