World record-holder Christian Coleman added another record to his growing list of achievements on Saturday, winning the men’s 60 meters with a time of 6.37 seconds at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England.
Coleman smashed Maurice Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and he came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham.
The American, who turns 22 on Tuesday, never looked in danger as he beat Su Bingtian of China by 0.05 and United States teammate Ronnie Baker by 0.07.
American Kendra Harrison set a new world indoors mark in the women’s 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 7.70 seconds to hold off compatriot Christina Manning (7.79) and Nadine Visser (7.84) of the Netherlands.
There was another American one-two in the women’s 400 with Courtney Okolo controlling from the start to win in 50.55 seconds and teammate Shakima Wimbley (51.47) moving ahead of Britain’s Eilidh Doyle (51.60) on the final straight.
American Sandi Morris attempted to break the world indoor pole vault record but failed in three attempts at 5.04 meters. Morris finally got her hands on a gold medal when she broke the world indoors record with her third attempt at 4.95.
Russian Anzhelika Sidorova couldn’t match Morris and finished second, ahead of Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi of Greece.