Christian Coleman confirmed his status as the most exciting young sprinter in the post-Usain Bolt era when he stormed to 60m glory on Saturday as Ethiopian track legend Genzebe Dibaba bagged a golden world indoor brace.
Starting in lane four, Coleman enjoyed an electrifying start and powered through the line in a championship record of 6.37sec ahead of Su Bingtian of China, who lowered the Asian record to 6.42sec when he took silver. Coleman’s US teammate Ronnie Baker claimed bronze.
Serial world record holder Dibaba once again demonstrated her imperious form in winning her second indoor 1500m title, just two days after winning her third consecutive 3000m gold.
India’s Siddhanth Thingalaya finished a disappointing sixth in his 60m hurdles heat, clocking 7.93 seconds and failing to qualify for the semifinals.
The results: Men: 60m: 1. Christian Coleman (USA) 6.37s, 2. Su Bingtian (Chn) 6.42, 3. Ronnie Baker (USA) 6.44; 400m: 1. Pavel Maslak (Cze) 45.47, 2. Michael Cherry (USA) 45.84, 3. Deon Lendore (TTO) 46.37; 800m: Adam Kszczot (Pol) 1:47.47, 2. Drew Windle (USA) 1:47.99, 3. Saul Ordonez (Esp) 1:48.01.
Shot put: 1. Tomas Walsh (NZ) 22.31m, 2. David Strol (Ger) 21.44, 3. Tomas Stanek (Cze) 21.44; Triple jump: 1. Will Claye (USA)17.43, 2. Almir Dos Santos (Bra) 17.41, 3. Nelson Evora (Por) 17.40;
Women: 400m: Courtney Okolo (USA) 50.55s, 2. Shakima Wimbley (USA) 51.47, 3. Eilidh Doyle (GBr) 51.60; 1500m: Genzebe Dibaba (Eth) 4:05.27, 2. Laura Muir (Gbr) 4:06.23, 3. Sifan Hassan (Ned) 4:07.26; 60m hurdles: 1. Kendra Harrison (USA) 7.70s, 2. Christina Manning (USA) 7.79, 3. Nadine Visser (Ned) 7.84.
Triple jump: Yulimar Rojas (Ven) 14.63m, 2. Kimberley Williams (Jam) 14.48, 3. Ana Peleteiro (Esp) 14.40; Pole vault: Sandi Morris (USA) 4.95, 2. Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA) 4.90, 3. Katerina Stefanidi (Gre) 4.80.