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World Athletics Indoor Championships Lisboa (Atlantic Pavillion)01

News11 Mar 2001

Men 60 Metre heats


Men 60 metres heats

Aggelos Pavlakakis of Greece registered the fastest time in the first round of the men's 60 metres with a time of 6.59. His team-mate, Yeoryios Theodoris, also advanced as a heat winner with 6.65.

The first two in each heat, plus the eight next best times, qualify for the semi-finals, to be contested today at 16:00 local time.

The US also moved its two contestants forward to the next round as both Tim Montgomery (6.60) and Tim Harden (6.67)--the Maebashi silver medallist--were victorious.

Additional finalists from the 1999 World Championships who moved onward to the next round included Nigerian Deji Aliu, a winner in 6.62, and Matt Shirvington of Australia, who ran 6.62 behind the personal-best performance of Britain's Mark Lewis-Francis (6.61).

A surprising victim in the opening round was yesterday's silver-medal winner in the 200 metres, Christian Malcolm of Great Britain, whose 6.77 was the fastest of the non-qualifiers.

Another seasoned sprinter, Ibrahim Meite of Ivory Coast, also fell by the wayside with the same 6.77 clocking.