2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 60 metres
|Men's 60 metres |
at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships
|Venue||Oregon Convention Center|
|Competitors||54 from 47 nations|
Asafa Powell has spent a career where he was (until the advent of Usain Bolt), the fastest man in the world, but championships have evaded him. In the opening heats, most athletes try to get to the next round without fully extending themselves. Powell ran his opening heat in 6.44, just .05 off the world record, making him the fifth-fastest athlete in history. More impressive, he noticeably eased up ten meters away from the finish line. It was the Jamaican National Record and the world leading time for 2016. In the semi-final round, Powell repeated the performance with exactly the same time. In the final, that speed wasn't there, instead Trayvon Bromell led from the first step out of the blocks and nobody could catch him. After getting a poor start, Powell made a late rush to capture the silver, still his best individual medal at the world level, edging out Ramon Gittens' national record for bronze.
Qualification: First 3 (Q) and next 3 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.
Qualification: First 2 (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualified for the final.
|1||3||Asafa Powell||Jamaica||6.44||Q, =WL, =NR|
|2||2||Kim Collins||Saint Kitts and Nevis||6.49||Q|
|3||3||Su Bingtian||China||6.50||Q, =AR|
|4||2||Mike Rodgers||United States||6.51||Q|
|5||1||Trayvon Bromell||United States||6.53||Q|
|7||3||Marvin Bracy||United States||6.54||q|
|8||2||Xie Zhenye||China||6.55||q, =PB|
|11||2||Kemar Hyman||Cayman Islands||6.61|
|11||3||Andrew Robertson||Great Britain||6.61|
|13||3||Chavaughn Walsh||Antigua and Barbuda||6.61|
|14||1||Hua Wilfried Koffi||Côte d'Ivoire||6.63|
|16||1||Antoine Adams||Saint Kitts and Nevis||6.66|
|18||3||Abdullah Abkar Mohammed||Saudi Arabia||6.68|
|20||1||Rondel Sorrillo||Trinidad and Tobago||6.68|
|1||James Dasaolu||Great Britain||DQ||R162.7|
The final was started at 20:40.
|3||Trayvon Bromell||United States||6.47||PB|
|6||8||Mike Rodgers||United States||6.54|
|7||1||Marvin Bracy||United States||6.56|
|8||4||Kim Collins||Saint Kitts and Nevis||6.56|