• Swoboda smashes Polish 60m record with 7.00, Jacobs Cruises to 60m win in Lodz

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Sprinter Ewa Swoboda smashed her Polish record in the 60m race twice on Friday at the Orlen Cup Lodz, a World Athletics Indoor Tour silver level meeting.

The 24-year-old broke the Polish record in the heats with 7.04 seconds. Less than an hour later, in the 60m final, Swoboda destroyed her mark with an astonishing 7.00 seconds.

The previous Polish 60m record also belonged to Swoboda, who in 2016 posted 7.07 seconds in Torun.

Swoboda returned to racing at the Atlas Arena in Łódź after an eight-month break because of an injury.

Swoboda's winning time of 7.00 seconds is the fastest in the World this year and moves her to the #10 position in history.

Another outstanding performance in the men's 60m dash produced the Olympic 100m and 4x100m champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy, who cruised to a 60m dash win with 6.49 seconds. 

In the preliminary round, Jacobs comfortably clocked 6.51 seconds.

The 26-year-old Jacobs opened his 2022 campaign last weekend at the ISTA Indoor Berlin, where he took a convincing 60m vicotry with 6.51 seconds.

Complete Results

60m Women Final

PosAthleteClub/CountryMark 
1SWOBODA EwaPOLAND7.00PB NR WL
2DOSSO ZaynabITALY7.19PB
3PAYTON ClaudiaSWEDEN7.24PB
4POPOWICZ-DRAPAŁA MarikaPOLAND7.28SB
5BERTON AuroraITALY7.29PB
6GĄSIOR AdrianaPOLAND7.34PB
7PALUCH PaulinaPOLAND7.35 
8STEFANOWICZ MagdalenaPOLAND7.40 

60m Men Final

PosAthleteClub/CountryMark RT 
1JACOBS Lamont MarceliITALY6.49 0.121SB
2RODGERS MikeUSA6.62 0.117SB
3CHITURU AliITALY6.63 0.146 
4SŁOWIKOWSKI PrzemysławPOLAND6.66 0.111 
5KOPEĆ DominikPOLAND6.69 0.117 
6VELEBA JanCZECH REPUBLIC6.70 0.154 
7KRUPA PatrykPOLAND6.73 0.133 
 AMO-DADZIE EugeneGREAT BRITAINDNS   
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