'It's time'- Christian Coleman throws down the gauntlet amid handling fan pressure

'It's time'- Christian Coleman throws down the gauntlet amid handling fan pressure

Abigael Wafula 16:30 - 25.05.2024

Christian Coleman is ready to fight and show the world his capabilities as he opened up on his extensive training sessions and fan pressure.

Christian Coleman has been digging deep in training and he is now ready to show the world his capabilities in the 100m as he plans to descend on the Hayward Field for the Prefontaine Classic tonight.

Coleman explained that his training has been okay so far as he feels like the fans are not putting him under any pressure so far this season. He added that it is normal for fans to ask for faster times in the season, owing to the fact that this is an Olympic season and the track and field season is taking shape faster.

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The world indoor champion noted that fans having expectations is proof that there is a lot of sprinting talent in the world. The world 60m record holder insisted that as an athlete, he has a different approach to races as compared to the fans who barely know anything about the behind the scenes of track and field.

“I don’t think so, I think that it just shows the level of talent that we have in the sport right now just because people are seeing flashes of greatness and just know the potential of a lot of the athletes competing.

“I had the same expectations for myself but I mean, as an athlete, your process is just a little bit different than what a fan or supporter’s perspective would be. I think for us it’s just like competing and trying to go out there and put together good races and win.

“Just let the time come when they’re supposed to so I think that’s my process, that’s my goal for me. I can’t get too caught up in what the outside is talking about,” he said.

Meanwhile, Coleman has been off to a great start to his season, winning the 100m in his season opener at the Diamond League Meeting in Xiamen.

He then finished second at the Diamond League Meeting in Suzhou before finishing fifth at the Jamaica Athletics Invitational.