World Athletics Indoor Championships: Italian Lamont Marcell Jacobs wins 60m title


Italy’s Olympic 100m champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs edged out American Christian Coleman to say gold within the males’s 60m on the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Jacobs, who claimed a shock win at Tokyo 2020, clocked 6.41 seconds to beat defending champion Coleman by 0.003 seconds.

He’s the primary reigning Olympic 100m champion to win the indoor 60m title.

American Marvin Bracy ran 6.44secs to take the bronze medal.

Britain’s Adam Thomas completed fifth, in 6.60secs, behind Estonia’s Karl Erik Nazarov.

Jacobs set a brand new European file together with his profitable time, which was ultimately confirmed after the athletes endured a nervous look forward to the official outcomes to seem.

“I’m so drained now however I’m so, so comfortable,” Jacobs instructed BBC Sport. “It’s totally implausible after two Olympic golds [also the 4x100m relay], now gold on the indoor championship is wonderful. Now I can not wait to go to the outside and run.”

On his opponents, he added: “They’re nice sprinters, nice athletes. I am very comfortable to compete with them. I’ll see them within the out of doors season and we’ll attempt to run quick once more.”

Coleman had been aiming to turn out to be the second man to win back-to-back world indoor 60m titles – and the primary since 1995.

The American was in a position to compete in Serbia after his two-year ban for lacking three drug assessments was lowered by six months following an enchantment and led to November.

“I really feel good. It was a season’s greatest. I executed an excellent race. I am nonetheless getting again into the swing of issues so I am excited concerning the outside,” mentioned Coleman, the reigning 100m world champion outside.

“I really feel like I extra have one thing to show to myself. I feel extremely of myself and my expertise speaks for itself. I need to be the perfect. I am going to simply maintain working.”

GB’s Hodgkinson withdraws

Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson withdrew from the 800m heats with a quad harm on Saturday, as GB’s look forward to a medal continued.

The 20-year-old was a robust medal favorite, having gained Olympic silver within the self-discipline in Tokyo final 12 months, and had additionally been as a result of compete within the 4x400m relay.

“It was fairly upsetting for me,” Hodgkinson mentioned. “I’ve by no means needed to pull out of a race earlier than so to return to my first indoor world championships and do that isn’t good. It is about wanting on the larger image.”

Hodgkinson set a brand new British file of 1 minute 57.20 seconds in her 800m victory on the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham in February.

Her team-mate Jenny Selman narrowly missed out on Sunday’s 800m last, ending third in her warmth in two minutes 02.00 seconds – as Canada’s Lindsey Butterworth ran one hundredth of a second faster to take the ultimate qualification spot.

Within the males’s 1500m, Britain’s Neil Gourley gained his warmth in three minutes 42.79 seconds to qualify for Sunday’s last, nonetheless compatriot George Mills, 22, missed out as he completed seventh in his race in a time of three:47.41.

Andy Robertson certified for the boys’s 60m semi-finals however simply missed out on a last place, ending third in his race.

Elsewhere, Megan Marrs was unable to qualify for the ladies’s 60m hurdles semi-finals, ending sixth in her warmth in 8.19 seconds, and Scott Lincoln completed sixteenth within the males’s shot put.

Miller-Uibo dominates to take 400m title

Double Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo added the world indoor 400m to her assortment of titles with a dominant show in Serbia.

The Bahamian athlete led all through, profitable in 50.31 seconds, because the Netherlands’ Femke Bol took silver and Jamaican Stephenie Ann McPherson completed in bronze.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards prevailed within the males’s 400m – a championship file run of 45.00secs making certain he completed narrowly forward of American Trevor Bassitt, with Sweden’s Carl Bengtstrom in bronze.

Spain’s Mariano Garcia claimed gold within the males’s 800m, profitable in a time of 1 minute 46.20 seconds to complete away from Kenya’s 17-year-old Noah Kibet and the USA’ Bryce Hoppel within the podium locations.

The Ladies’s 1500m noticed a clean-sweep of the medals for Ethiopia, as world file holder Gudaf Tsegay gained the title in three minutes 57.19 seconds, and was adopted by compatriots Axumawit Embaye and Hirut Meshesha.

Within the males’s heptathlon, Canadian Olympic champion Damian Warner clinched gold within the competitors’s last occasion – the 1,000m.

Switzerland’s Simon Ehammer had moved into first place for the primary time after six occasions, main by 23 factors after the pole vault, however Warner comfortably overhauled the deficit with a robust last run.

French 21-year-old Cyrena Samba-Mayela was topped ladies’s 60m hurdles champion with a time of seven.78secs, with the Bahamas’ Devynne Charlton in second and American Gabriele Cunningham ending third.

Brazil’s Darlan Romani beat the USA’ Olympic champion Ryan Crouser to the boys’s shot put title with a championship file throw of twenty-two.53m, with 22.44m the perfect Crouser may produce.

And within the ladies’s pole vault, American Sandi Morris took gold with a clearance of 4.80m, with compatriot Katie Nageotte and Slovenian Tina Sutej in silver and bronze respectively.

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