Murielle Ahoure won the 60 metres gold medal on Friday, with her Ivorian compatriot Marie-Josee Ta Lou taking the silver medal at the world indoor championships in Birmingham.

Gold medalist Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure celebrates with her flag after the women’s 60m final event at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships at the Arena in Birmingham on March 2, 2018. / AFP PHOTO

The 30-year-old Ahoure ran 6.97 seconds in the final race of the second day of the championship to record the sixth fastest race ever.

Switzerland’s Mujinga Kambundji took bronze in 7.05.

The medal was the first for the Ivory Coast in a major championship.


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