BELGRADE, March 19 (Xinhua) – Ten more gold medalists, including Olympic champion Damian Warner and world champion Sandi Morris, appeared at the Belgrade World Athletics Championships on Saturday.
After a decisive 1,000m race, Canada’s Warner won the men’s melee by collecting 6,489 points, ahead of young Simon Ehammer from Switzerland (6,363 points) and Australian Ashley Moloney (6,344).
Morris from the USA confirmed his status in pole vault by reaching 4.8 meters and topped his compatriot Katie Nageotte (4.75 m) and Slovenian Tina Sutej (4.75 m). Xu Huiqin, China’s only competitor in the tournament, finished seventh with 4.45m.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas won the women’s final in the 400 m in 50.31 seconds ahead of Dutch Femke Bol (50.57), while Jamaican Stephanie Ann McPherson finished third in 50.79.
Jereem Richards from Trinidad and Tobago won the men’s 400 m race in 45 seconds, ahead of Trevor Bassit from the USA (45.05) and Carl Bengtström from Sweden (45.33).
Ethiopian Gudaf Tsegay triumphantly won the women’s 1,500 m race with three minutes 57.19 seconds and beat two compatriots – Axumawit Embaye and Hirut Meshesha.
Lamont Marcell Jacobs from Italy took 6.41 seconds in the men’s 60 m race and topped two American competitors.
Mariano Garcia from Spain won the men’s 800m final with 1: 46.20, ahead of Noah Kibet (1: 46.35), while Bryce Hoppel ran through the finish line as third in 1: 46.51.
Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchikh won the women’s high jump final with 2.02 meters and topped Eleanor Patterson from Australia (2.00 m) and Nadezhda Dubovitskaya from Kazakhstan (1.98 m)
The Indoor World Championships in Athletics kicks off in Belgrade from 18 to 20 March with about 700 athletes.