Justin Gatlin an American sprinter who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres events. He was born on the 10th February 1982(38years). He is the 2017 100m world champion after Usain boit. Justin Gatlin also won the 2004 Olympic champion in 100 metres, the 2005 and 2007 world champion in the same event,and won in the 200 metres in 2005 world championship.
Gatlin was banned from competing between 2006 and 2010 due to the fact that he failed a second drug test, testing positive for testosterone.
In 2001,Gatlin incurred a two-year from Athletics for testing positive for a banned substance; this ban was then later reduced to one year because of an appeal. In 2006, he incurred a further four-year ban( originally an eight-year ban) from track and field for testing positive for a banned substance with this sanction erasing his then world record time of 9.77 seconds in the 100 metres. He began competing again in August 2010, soon after his eligibility was reinstalled. In June 2012 at the US Olympic trials, Gatlin ran a time of 9.80 seconds, which was the fastest-ever time recorded for a man over the age if 30. His continued elite-level career after serving bans for two doping offences made him a controversial figure in the sport.
During the 2019 world championship in Athletics held in Doha,Qatar, Gatlin won the silver medal on 100m in a time of 9.89, behind his compatriot christain Coleman who won gold medal in 9.76 seconds. Gatlin's silver medal at the 2019 world championship has made him the most decorated 100m sprinter in world championship history,with a record of five individual 100m medals at th world championship, surpassing Usain Boit's haul of four.
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