International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) boss, Lord Coe has played down Justin Gatlin’s victory at the 100m final of the ongoing World Athletics Championships in London.
Gatlin, 35, upset Usain Bolt in a time of 9.92s to clinch gold at the World Championships in London. He was however booed by supporters before and after the race.
The IAAF chief, Lord Coe said that Gatlin’s victory was “not the perfect script”.
He added: “I’m not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes.”
Coe added: “It’s not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made. That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career.”
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