About that Coleman gesture.
"I'm (not) thinking when I come across," Coleman explained.
About his race.
"It felt smooth. No complaints here," said Coleman, who's planning to run the 200. "I feel like I pretty much controlled it from the start."
The 37-year-old Gatlin ran in the semifinal round, but his lane was empty for the final. He already had a guaranteed 100 spot for the world championships in Doha this fall, because he's the defending champion.
Bummed not to see Gatlin?
"Not really. I just wanted to make the team," Coleman said.
Two years ago in London, Gatlin edged Coleman in the 100 final.
Round 2 is coming up in Doha in late September. Their rivalry just might be a preview of things to come at the Tokyo Olympics in a year.
In the women's 100, Teahna Daniels used a strong surge midway through the race to win in 11.20 seconds. English Gardner was second in 11.25 seconds and Morolake Akinosun third in 11.28.