2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 60 metres
|Men's 60 metres |
at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships
|Competitors||52 from 43 nations|
|Winning time||6.37 CR|
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. Su barely held off the fast closing Baker to take the first global medal for a Chinese sprinter. 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.
The heats were started at 10:15.
The semifinals were started at 19:11.
|1||2||3||Christian Coleman||United States||6.45||Q|
|2||3||4||Ronnie Baker||United States||6.52||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|
|12||3||6||Abdullah Abkar Mohammed||Saudi Arabia||6.63|
|13||3||1||Andrew Robertson||Great Britain||6.63|
|17||3||2||Dominik Záleský||Czech Republic||6.67|
|18||1||2||Ángel David Rodríguez||Spain||6.67|
|22||1||1||Jean-Yann de Grace||Mauritius||6.83|
|1||4||Chijindu Ujah||Great Britain||DQ||162.8|
|2||2||Kim Collins||Saint Kitts and Nevis||DNS|
The final was started at 21:09.
|4||Christian Coleman||United States||6.37||CR|
|6||Ronnie Baker||United States||6.44|
|8||2||Emre Zafer Barnes||Turkey||6.64|
- "IAAF World Indoor Championships Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
- Start list
- Heats results
- False start
- Semifinals results
- Final results