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Olympic 100m and 200m champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah coasted a season-best of 7.08 seconds to win the women’s 60m race at the 2022 World Indoor Tour Gold Meeting in Birmingham on Saturday, February 19.

The fastest woman alive [Thompson-Herah] did not have a good start as Mujinga Kambundji took the lead from the blocks but nonetheless, Thompson-Herah turned on the after-burners and stormed through the field to win ahead of the Swiss and Daryll Neita of Great Britain.

Daryll Neita finished second in 7.11 seconds while, Mujinga Kambundji was third in 7.13 seconds.

The men’s race witnessed an incredibly tight battle from 100m world champion Noah Lyles proving enough to take first place over fellow American Ronnie Baker as both clocked 6.55. Elijah Hall [6.56] completed the USA top three, while Britain’s Charlie Dobson ran the fastest 60m of his life with 6.59 for fifth, the same time as sixth-placed Andrew Robertson and inside the World Indoors standard.

By Justice K. Arthur

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