2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 60 metres
|Events at the
2010 IAAF World Indoor
|60 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
The race was expected to be a duel between LaVerne Jones-Ferrette and Carmelita Jeter who had run some of the fastest times for many seasons at 6.97 and 7.02 seconds, respectively. In the first round of competition Myriam Soumaré was the surprise winner of the first heat, Jones-Ferrette clocked the fastest of the day in her heat with 7.14 seconds, while Veronica Campbell-Brown and Jeter topped their qualifiers comfortably. Ruddy Zang Milama of Gabon was another surprise in the final heat as she beat the more experienced Sheri-Ann Brooks and Mikele Barber.
On the second day of competition, Campbell-Brown placed herself in contention for a medal with a 7.07 second run in the first semi-final, although Jones-Ferrette's time in the second semi was faster still. Brooks ran a personal best to beat Jeter in the last semi-final of the day. Among the other qualifiers, Zang Milama surprised further with 7.13-second national record to become the first Gabonese athlete to reach an indoor final in any event. Barber and reigning European 60 m champion Yevgeniya Polyakova were among the casualties of the round.
In the final, Campbell-Brown ran a personal best of 7.00 seconds – the fastest winning time for 11 year – to upset the pre-race favourites. Finishing just after in 7.03 seconds, Jones-Ferrette settled for silver – the first global athletics medal for the United States Virgin Islands. Jeter rounded out the top three with a run of 7.05 seconds, continuing her bronze medal run from the World Championships in Athletics. Zang Milama and Brooks shared fourth place having made significant career progressions over the distance. Chandra Sturrup's sixth place finish was notable in that, at 38-years-old, she was almost a decade older than the next oldest athlete to reach the final (Jeter).
Jones-Ferrette was later disqualified due to a doping infraction and banned for six months. The positions and medals were redistributed, with Jeter receiving the silver and Zang Milama taking the bronze medal.
|Ruddy Zang Milama
|Standing records prior to the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships|
|World record||Irina Privalova (RUS)||6.92||Madrid, Spain||11 February 1993|
|Championship record||Gail Devers (USA)||6.95||Toronto, Canada||12 March 1993|
|World Leading||LaVerne Jones-Ferrette (ISV)||6.97||Stuttgart, Germany||6 February 2010|
|African record||Christy Opara-Thompson (NGR)||7.02||Ghent, Belgium||12 February 1997|
|Chioma Ajunwa (NGR)||Liévin, France||22 February 1998|
|Asian record||Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)||7.09||Stuttgart, Germany||17 February 1999|
|European record||Irina Privalova (RUS)||6.92||Madrid, Spain||11 February 1993|
|9 February 1995|
|North and Central American
and Caribbean record
|Gail Devers (USA)||6.95||Toronto, Canada||12 March 1993|
|Marion Jones (USA)||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1998|
|Oceanian Record||Sally McLellan (AUS)||7.30||Boston, United States||7 February 2009|
|South American record||Esmeralda García (BRA)||7.26||Pocatello, United States||13 March 1981|
|7.37||11.25 (100 m)|
|March 12, 2010||18:25||Heats|
|March 14, 2010||16:00||Semifinals|
|March 14, 2010||18:10||Final|
Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
|1||2||LaVerne Jones-Ferrette||United States Virgin Islands||7.05||Q|
|2||1||Veronica Campbell-Brown||Jamaica||7.07||Q, SB|
|3||1||Ruddy Zang Milama||Gabon||7.13||Q, NR|
|4||3||Sheri-Ann Brooks||Jamaica||7.14||Q, PB|
|5||3||Carmelita Jeter||United States||7.15||Q|
|6||2||Chandra Sturrup||Bahamas||7.20||Q, SB|
|8||1||Tahesia Harrigan||British Virgin Islands||7.22||q, SB|
|9||2||Mikele Barber||United States||7.24|
|12||3||Digna Luz Murillo||Spain||7.33|
|14||1||Joice Maduaka||United Kingdom||7.35|
|24||1||Maria Aurora Salvagno||Italy||7.49|
|Carmelita Jeter||United States||7.05|
|Ruddy Zang Milama||Gabon||7.14|
|6||Tahesia Harrigan||British Virgin Islands||7.17||SB|
|DQ||LaVerne Jones-Ferrette||United States Virgin Islands||(7.03)|
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- Official reports