News11 Mar 2001

Men 60 metre semi-finals


Men 60 metres semifinals

 Tim Harden of the US eased into the finish line in the third of three semifinal races and still came away with the round's fastest time of 6.52, a season best.

Behind Harden, taking the other automatic spot for the final, was young German sprinter Tim Goebel, in 6.59.

Harden's win followed that of the other American sprinter, Tim Montgomery, in the second heat with 6.57. He will be accompanied to the final by Greece's Yeoryios Theodoridis whose 6.60 easily took second.

The opening race was won by Nigeria's Deji Aliu in 6.55 in a tight race with 18-year-old Mark Lewis-Francis of Great Britain, who posted a PB 6.56.

That section also produced both of the time qualifiers, Matt Shirvington of Australia (6.59) and Cuba's Freddy Mayola (6.60).

The final is scheduled for 17:40 local time.

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