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Obraztsov Clocks 6.57 Secs At Russia Indoor Meet

Igor Obraztsov flashed to a personal best time of 6.57 seconds to dominate the men’s 60 meters dash at an indoor meeting in Yekaterinburg, Russia on Jan 7.

The time was a world-leading mark in this young season.

After setting a PB of 6.60 seconds to win his heat earlier on the day, Obraztsov returned in the final to dominate his rivals who were unable to keep pace with his speed.

The 25-year-old was improving his previous personal record of 6.64, set in Yekaterinburg in Jan. 2019 and equaled in Moscow, just a little over a month later.

Yaroslav Tkalich and Aleksandr Yefimov each posted a time of 6.74 for second and third, respectively.

Lasitskene, Akimenko Grab High Jump Wins

Meanwhile, three-time world champion Mariya Lasitskene won the women’s high jump competition with a clearance of 1.92m. She missed all three attempts at 1.94m.

London 2012 Olympic champion Anna Chicherova was second after she cleared 1.89m, with Kristina Korolyova going over 1.84m for third place.

The men’s event went to Mikhail Akimenko, the 2019 IAAF World Championships silver medalist. Akimenko flew over 2.30m at the first time of asking before moving the bar to 2.33m, which he failed to navigate over twice.

The men’s 60m hurdles went to Konstantin Shabanov, who clocked 7.71 secs to edge Artem Makarenko (7.73) while Filipp Shabanov (7.87) finished third.

Kristina Makarenko clocked a world-leading 7.23 seconds to win the women’s 60m. She posted 7.29 secs in her heat.

Makarenko owns a personal best of 7.09, which was set last year in Moscow.

In other results, Aleksandra Gulyayeva won the women’s 1000m with a time of two minutes and 37.35 seconds, Aleksandra Timofeyeva won the women’s 500m in 1:12.32, while Aleksandr Yefimov ran 33.38 secs to top in the men’s 300m.

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