KARLSRUHE, Germany – Kim Collins was beaten while Dafne Schippers opened her indoor season by setting a world-lead at the Indoor Meeting Karlsruhe here on Saturday (6 Feb).

Schippers’ world leading mark of 7.07, however, came in the heats.  The world 200m champion won the final but was a fraction slower at 7.08 ahead of Barbara Pierre in 7.09 and Dina Asher-Smith in 7.11.

American Mike Rodgers also claimed the world-lead over 60m with 6.52, which he matched in the final to beat St. Kitts and Nevis’ Collins in 6.54.

Kendra Harrison converted her excellent form in the USA to the European indoor circuit as she lowered her world-lead in the 60m hurdles to 7.82 in the heats before winning the final in 7.86 ahead of world indoor champion Nia Ali (7.94) and Tiffany Porter (7.94).

In the 1500m, Ethiopia’s Axumawit Embaye claimed the world-lead with 4:08.22 while Konstanze Klosterhaufen improved the European indoor junior record down to 4:08.38 in second.



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