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Coleman edges favoured countryman Lyles in anticipated males’s 60m at indoor worlds

In essentially the most anticipated occasion of the world indoor championships on Friday, star sprinter Noah Lyles was upset by fellow American Christian Coleman within the males’s 60-metre.

Coleman, the world-record holder within the 60m and a former world champion within the 100m earlier than he was suspended for the 2021 Olympics for lacking too many drug checks, shot out of the blocks and held on to win in 6.41 seconds, the quickest time this yr. Lyles bought the silver in 6.44 and Jamaica’s Ackeem Blake took bronze in 6.46.

“I had loads of confidence in myself coming in, I set my thoughts on letting my physique do what I’ve been doing in follow and I got here out with a win,” Coleman stated. “I can look ahead to the remainder of the summer time [including the Paris Olympics].”

Lyles, who captured three gold medals ultimately summer time’s outside world championships, was attempting to develop into the primary man this century to win world titles at 60, 100 and 200 metres in the identical yr.

WATCH | Coleman defeats favoured Lyles to seize 60m gold:

American Christian Coleman captures 60-metre World Athletics Indoor Championship gold

Christian Coleman of the U.S. ran to a profitable time of 6.41 Friday, claiming the victory on the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland.

“It was an ideal run, to be sincere, it is most likely one in all my finest runs,” stated Lyles, a 100m and 200m specialist who often doesn’t hit high pace till the second half of his races.

“I’ve by no means had an indoor season this nice, I’ve by no means been to a world indoors,” he added. “It solely makes me a lot extra excited as a result of [the first 60m] is the worst a part of my race.

“I am able to take this newfound 60 potential and put it into the 100.”

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