British sprint star Dina Asher-Smith was one-hundredth of a second off her lifetime best of 7.08 after opening her 2023 season with a dominant win in the women’s 60m at the Saturday Jablonec Indoor meet in the Czech Republic on Saturday.
The 2019 World 200m champion clocked 7.09 and her winning time is joint fastest in the world with Jamaica’s Kiara Grant who a day earlier set a new World lead of 7.09 seconds at the Raider Open in Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Tomáš Staněk of the Czech Republic won the men’s shot put with a new World lead of 21.43.
At the Demyanyuk Memorial in Lviv also on Saturday, reigning World indoor champion, Ukraine’s Yaroslava Mahuchikh set an early 2.00m high jump world lead.
Meanwhile, University of Kentucky star Masai Russell won the 60m hurdles and set the NCAA record at the Texas Tech Raider Open on Friday afternoon in Lubbock.
The 2022 NCAA Indoor Championship 60m hurdles runner-up clocked an impressive 7.75, breaking the USA collegiate record by 0.01 seconds.