2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 60 metres

The men's 60 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place on 3 March 2018.[1][2]

Men's 60 metres
at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships
VenueArena Birmingham
Dates3 March
Competitors52 from 43 nations
Winning time6.37 CR
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    China
bronze medal    United States
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SummaryEdit

Fifteen years after his first silver medal, remarkable 43-year-old Kim Collins returned to yet another World Championship, qualifying for the semi-final round, but he did not start. The favorite in the event was Christian Coleman, just two weeks after his second world record in this event this season. While two American athletes qualifying for the final is not uncommon, two Chinese athletes qualifying for the final might be the sign of a new trend.

In the final, Coleman was out fast, but next to him in the center of the track Su Bingtian was out with him. Ján Volko and Emre Zafer Barnes were also out fast, but faded quickly. Giving ground at the beginning, Ronnie Baker hit his top speed mid-race, about the same time as Coleman reached his. Coleman managed a little separation from Su, while Baker was making up lost ground. Su continued to press Coleman to the line, but Coleman finished strongly with a lean for a metre victory.[3] Su barely held off the fast closing Baker to take the first global medal for a Chinese sprinter.[4] Behind the medalists, Zhenye Xie gave China a 2-4 punch as he barely held off the last to fifth explosion by Hassan Taftian.

Coleman's winning time of 6.37 would have been the world record prior to his other efforts this season. Su improved upon his own Asian record, his third consecutive national record at the World Indoor Championships. He also equalled Dwain Chambers for the #5 performer of all time.[5]

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were started at 10:15.[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 7 4 Ronnie Baker   United States 6.57 Q
2 4 4 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey 6.58 Q
3 2 4 Su Bingtian   China 6.58 Q
4 5 5 Chijindu Ujah   Great Britain 6.59 Q
5 7 3 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed   Saudi Arabia 6.62 Q
6 4 2 Xie Zhenye   China 6.62 Q
7 6 7 Ben Youssef Meïté   Ivory Coast 6.63 Q
8 6 6 Remigiusz Olszewski   Poland 6.65 Q
9 5 8 Arthur Cissé   Ivory Coast 6.66 Q
10 3 7 Ján Volko   Slovakia 6.66 Q
11 5 1 Sean Safo-Antwi   Ghana 6.66 Q
12 6 4 Everton Clarke   Jamaica 6.70 Q
13 2 8 Warren Fraser   Bahamas 6.71 Q
14 5 4 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain 6.71 q
15 2 7 Kimmari Roach   Jamaica 6.71 Q
16 1 6 Christian Coleman   United States 6.71 Q
17 6 3 Tosin Ogunode   Qatar 6.72 q
18 4 8 Michael Pohl   Germany 6.73 Q
19 3 3 Hassan Taftian   Iran 6.74 Q
20 3 2 Dominik Záleský   Czech Republic 6.74 Q
21 4 6 Andrew Robertson   Great Britain 6.74 q
22 1 7 Odain Rose   Sweden 6.75 Q
23 2 6 Peter Emelieze   Germany 6.77
24 1 4 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 6.77 Q
25 7 7 Jean-Yann de Grace   Mauritius 6.78 Q
26 2 2 Keston Bledman   Trinidad and Tobago 6.79
27 3 4 Emmanuel Callender   Trinidad and Tobago 6.80 SB
28 7 8 Eric Cray   Philippines 6.81
29 6 5 Dylan Sicobo   Seychelles 6.82 NR
30 7 2 Sibusiso Matsenjwa   Swaziland 6.82 NR
31 5 3 Ambdoul Karim Riffayn   Comoros 6.88
32 3 6 Sydney Siame   Zambia 6.88
33 4 5 Lester Ryan   Montserrat 6.90 PB
34 5 7 Shaun Gill   Belize 6.96 PB
35 4 1 Christophe Boulos   Lebanon 6.99
36 6 2 Nazmie-Lee Marai   Papua New Guinea 7.01 PB
37 2 5 Juan Carlos Rodríguez   El Salvador 7.03 NR
38 1 8 Jonah Harris   Nauru 7.03 NR
39 6 1 Umar Khayam Hameed   Pakistan 7.06
40 5 6 Nick Joseph   Saint Lucia 7.07 PB
41 6 8 Adel Sesay   Sierra Leone 7.08
42 1 5 Jacob El Aida   Malta 7.09
43 4 3 Francesco Molinari   San Marino 7.17
44 2 3 Holder da Silva   Guinea-Bissau 7.20 SB
45 4 7 Paul Ma'unikeni   Solomon Islands 7.32 PB
46 3 8 Alvin Marvin Martin   Federated States of Micronesia 7.34 PB
47 3 5 Austin Hamilton   Sweden 7.35
48 1 3 Zdeněk Stromšík   Czech Republic 7.41
49 5 2 Karalo Hepoiteloto Maibuca   Tuvalu 7.47 NR
1 2 Kemar Hyman   Cayman Islands DQ 162.8[7]
7 5 Andrew Fisher   Bahrain DNS
7 6 Abdur Rouf   Bangladesh DNS

SemifinalEdit

The semifinals were started at 19:11.[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 3 Christian Coleman   United States 6.45 Q
2 3 4 Ronnie Baker   United States 6.52 Q
3 1 6 Su Bingtian   China 6.52 Q
4 2 5 Xie Zhenye   China 6.57 Q
5 3 8 Hassan Taftian   Iran 6.57 Q
6 3 3 Ján Volko   Slovakia 6.58 q
7 2 4 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey 6.58 q
8 1 8 Sean Safo-Antwi   Ghana 6.59 Q, SB
9 1 3 Arthur Cissé   Ivory Coast 6.59
10 2 6 Ben Youssef Meïté   Ivory Coast 6.59
11 1 7 Everton Clarke   Jamaica 6.63
12 3 6 Abdullah Abkar Mohammed   Saudi Arabia 6.63
13 3 1 Andrew Robertson   Great Britain 6.63
14 2 7 Kimmari Roach   Jamaica 6.65
15 1 5 Remigiusz Olszewski   Poland 6.65
16 3 5 Warren Fraser   Bahamas 6.66 SB
17 3 2 Dominik Záleský   Czech Republic 6.67
18 1 2 Ángel David Rodríguez   Spain 6.67
19 3 7 Michael Pohl   Germany 6.71
20 2 8 Odain Rose   Sweden 6.74
21 2 1 Tosin Ogunode   Qatar 6.77
22 1 1 Jean-Yann de Grace   Mauritius 6.83
1 4 Chijindu Ujah   Great Britain DQ 162.8[7]
2 2 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis DNS

FinalEdit

 
Christian Coleman winning the final

The final was started at 21:09.[9]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Christian Coleman   United States 6.37 CR
  3 Su Bingtian   China 6.42 AIR
  6 Ronnie Baker   United States 6.44
4 5 Xie Zhenye   China 6.52 PB
5 7 Hassan Taftian   Iran 6.53
6 1 Ján Volko   Slovakia 6.59
7 8 Sean Safo-Antwi   Ghana 6.60
8 2 Emre Zafer Barnes   Turkey 6.64

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IAAF World Indoor Championships Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/mar/03/christian-coleman-world-indoors-60m-gold
  4. ^ http://en.people.cn/n3/2018/0304/c90000-9432585.html
  5. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/records/all-time-toplists/sprints/60-metres/indoor/men/senior
  6. ^ Heats results
  7. ^ a b False start
  8. ^ Semifinals results
  9. ^ Final results