Criticism of Justin Gatlin’s 100metre triumph by IAAF president Lord Coe was “inhumane”, says the athlete’s agent.
Gatlin, age 35, who has served two doping bans, was booed before and after Saturday’s World Championship final at London Stadium, and when he was presented with his medal.
Lord Coe then said he would not “eulogise” about the American’s victory.
“I take offence to, with all respect, Lord Coe,” said Renaldo Nehemiah.
Gatlin, clocked 9.92 seconds as he beat second-placed compatriot Christian Coleman and legendary Jamaican Usain Bolt, who was third.
Lord Coe told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek that Gatlin’s victory was “not the perfect script”.