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• Elaine Thompson destroys the 60m field with a new world lead time in Birmingham

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Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson set a new world 60m indoor world lead at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham.

The Rio Olympics 100m and 200m champion, Thompson, took the women´s 60m final in a new personal best and world leading time of 6.98 seconds as the Jamaican women claimed top 3 places. 

Gayon Evans took secind place in 7.17 as Christania Williams took third in 7.18 seconds.

Thompson’s time equalled the second fastest by a Jamaican along with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The Jamaican record belongs to legendary Merlene Ottey who ran 6.96 seconds on February 14, 1992.

 
USA´s Ronnie Baker, the world season leade, won the men´s 60m final in 6.55 seconds and defeated 40-year-old Saint Kitts and Navis Kim Collins by 0.03 seconds. 
 
Reigning world indoor champion Pawel Maslak of Czech Republic clocked 45.89 to beat 2012 London Olympics medalist Luguelin Santos of Dominican into second (46.16). Zuzana Hejnova (CZE, the former 400m hurdle world champion claimed the women´s 400m in a blazing 51.77 seconds.
 
 

 




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