Kamjundji runs fastest time in two decades to take 60m gold, Williams, Jackson miss out on medals despite PBs

By March 18, 2022
Mujinga Kambundji Mujinga Kambundji

Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambudji ran a massive lifetime best of 6.96 to win 60-metre gold at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Belgrade on Friday.

Kambudji’s time was the fastest time run in 23 years since Katerina Thanou ran a similar time in March 1999. Prior to Friday’s final, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast was the fastest indoors with her time of 6.97 she ran in March 2018. The time also ties Jamaica's Merlene Ottey as the fourth-fastest all-time and bumped Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson Herah's shared time of 6.98 to ninth-best.

In what was a thrilling race to conclude the opening day of competition, the USA’s Mikiah Brisco claimed the silver medal in a lifetime best of 6.99 while her compatriot Mary-Beth Sant Price got third with 7.04.

Mere thousandths of a second separated the next four places as the gold-medal favourite, Ewa Swoboda of Poland, was fourth while Briana Williams and Shericka Jackson ran identical personal best times for fifth and sixth, respectively.

 Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago was seventh in a season-best 7.11 while Brazil's Vitoria Rosa ran 7.21 for eighth.

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