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Gittens claims bronze


Gittens claims bronze

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BARBADIAN RAMON GITTENS won a bronze medal in the men’s 60 metres at the IAAF World Indoor Championships late Friday night in Portland, Oregon.

Gittens improved on his lifetime best of 6.53 from the semi-finals, clocking 6.51 in the final to finish in third place.

American Trayvon Bromell took the gold medal in 6.47 seconds and Jamaican Asafa Powell, who had raced to a world leading 6.44 in the heats, was second in 6.50 seconds.

It took the photo finish cameras to separate the finalists. According to the IAAF statisticians, it was the closest finish since 2014, with just 0.09 seconds separating first and eight place.

Here, Gittens (right) standing on the medal podium with Bromell (centre) and Powell. (Picture by Christian Petersen.)