Ivory Coast sprinter Murielle Ahouré won the world title at the 60m World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, ahead of compatriot Marie-Josée Ta Lou, who finished second.
In Friday’s race, Ahouré crossed the finish line in 6 “97, ahead of Ta Lou (7 sec 05), 2nd in the 100m and 200m at the 2017 London Worlds, and the Swiss Mujinga Kambundji (7 sec 05).
This is a historic double, as no two Ivorian athletes had climbed on the podium at the same time at the World Athletics Championships.
Ivorians Murielle Ahouré and Marie-Josée Ta Lou took the first two places in the women’s 60m final in Birmingham, allowing Ivory Coast to clinch their first two world medals.
Murielle Ahouré is vice-world champion in the 100m and 200m in 2013 in Moscow. She won the silver medal at the Sopot World Indoor Championships in 2014, and took 4th place on the home stretch in London last year.
Murielle Ahouré achieves the best world performance of the season and a personal best. Aged 30, the sprinter becomes the first ever world champion in the 60m.