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BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 18: Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland SUI (L) wins the Women's 60 Metres Final ahead of Mikiah Brisco of The United States USA and Marybeth Sant-Price of The United States USA on Day One of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 2022 at Belgrade Arena on March 18, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Briana Williams and Shericka Jackson finished just outside the medals on day one of the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade despite personal-best times.

The silver lining was that all four women placed third to sixth had identical times. Briana Williams and Jackson both recorded personal bests in 7.04secs, the same time as American Marybeth Sant-Price, who was third. Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was the event winner in a world-leading 6.96s while American Mikiah Brisco finished second in a personal-best 6.99.

Earlier, Briana Williams ran 7.06 to win her heat. Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO) ran 7.23 for second in hers to qualify. Shericka Jackson clocked 7.16 behind Great Britain’s Daryll Neita 71.3 in heat 5, while Anthonique Strachan (BAH) ran 7.22 for third in heat 4.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA – MARCH 18: Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland SUI celebrates winning the Women’s 60 Metres Final on Day One of the World Indoor Championships Belgrade 2022 at Belgrade Arena on March 18, 2022, in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images for World Athletics)

In the semifinals, Williams had won her heat in 7.08 while Jackson ran 7.08 for third and squeezed into the final. Ahye finished second behind Williams to secure one of the two automatic qualifying spots.

Jereem Richards (TTO) won his heat in 46.69, and along with Christopher Taylor (JAM) 46.48, second in his heat, advanced to the semis. Richards, with 46.16, secured his place in the final while Taylor appeared injured and did not finish.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas ran 51.74 to beat Stephenie-Ann McPherson (JAM) 51.86 in heat 5 of the women’s 400m. Roneisha McGregor (JAM), with her 52.89 effort, is out of the final. Aliyah Abrams of Guyana (52.34) was second in this heat. Megan Moss’ (BAH) 54.03 saw her out of the final.

McPherson won her semi-final race in 51.26 to book a place in the final; Miller-Uibo won her semi-final in 51.38.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd (JAM) finished the women’s shot put out of the medals. She could only manage 19.12m for 6th in the event, won by Poland’s Auriol Dongmo with a world-leading 20.43m.

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

1 COMMENT

  1. In your article you said that Mikiah Brisco and Marybeth Saint-Price recorded the same time as Jackson and Williams of 7.04 in the finals of the 60 meter dash, resulting in both Brisco and Saint-Price getting third and fourth. But actually, Mikiah Brisco and Marybeth Saint-Price took (second and third) not (third and fourth). Also, Mikiah Brisco, finished in a time of (6.99) not (7.04) like you indicated. I just wanted to set the record straight.

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