American world champion Christian Coleman ran 100 meters for the first time since his return on Sunday. During an athletics meeting in Tokyo, he won in 10.09, a rather mediocre time. Coleman, 26, had been banned for 18 months after missing three doping controls and was unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics.
The reigning world champion in the 100 meters was ahead of the Japanese Yuki Koike (10.22) and the Australian Rohan Browning (10.23) in the Japanese capital.
Coleman has not yet reached his top form. The best world year performance in the 100 meters was run in Nairobi on Saturday by the Kenyan Ferdinand Omanyala (9.85).
The American did play indoors last winter. At the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Coleman had to give way to Italian Marcell Jacobs in the 60 meters. Jacobs also became Olympic champion in Tokyo in the absence of Coleman.