MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA – Track and Field News published their medal predictions for the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon, USA from March 17-20.
According to Track and Field News, American Trayvon Bromell will win the men's 60m ahead of Jamaica's Asafa Powell and Marvin Bracy, also of the United States.
Omar McLeod is the only other Jamaican predicted to win a medal, but behind Frechmen Dimitri Bascou and Pascal Martinot, in the 60m hurdles.
Grenadian Bralon Taplin should win the men’s 400m ahead of Lalonde Gordon of Trinidad and Tobago.
Netherlands’ World 200m champion Dafne Schippers is fancied over Barbara Pierre of USA and Ivory Coasts Marie-Josee Ta Lou in the women’s 60. No medal, according to the track and field bible for Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson and World 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams.
Silver for Jamaica behind USA in the women’s 4x400m while Cleopatra Borel of Trinidad and Tobago to get bronze in the women’s shot
Genzebe Dibaba and Meseret Defar are picked in that order to take 1-2 for Ethiopia in the women’s 3000m.
Interesting to see in predictions Valerie Adams ahead of Michelle Carter in women shot put.
In jumps, Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar is expected to beat Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie is predicted to beat Canadian Shawn Barber in pole vault.