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Women 60 metre heats

Women's 60m heats

There were no surprises in the first round of the women's 60m, with Bahama's Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Chandra Sturrup was the most impressive. After a good start, Sturrup cruised to 7.14 - her fastest of the season. Bulgaria's Petya Pendareva also looked sharp, clocking 7.15 to win the first heat. Other likely contenders for medals are the 21 year-old US hope Angela Williams, who clocked 7.18, and Nigeria's powerful Endurance Ojokolo who ran 1/100th faster in heat 5. Ojokolo's team-mate Mercy Nku took the final heat with 7.16 - two metres clear of Portugal's Severina Cravid.