04 MAR 2014 Preview Sopot, Poland

Women's 60m preview – IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014

Murielle Ahoure in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships (Getty Images)Murielle Ahoure in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships (Getty Images) © Copyright

Ivory Coast’s Murielle Ahoure heads the world list with a swift 7.03 and the 26-year-old boasts no less than five of the top 10 times this season.

With her 6.99 lifetime best surely in danger, she will be determined to improve upon her global silver medals from this event’s last edition in Istanbul two years ago and from Moscow over both 100m and 200m outdoors last summer.

Jamaica’s double world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, whose indoor experience is improving with a 7.10 best this campaign, will be keen to add more gold to her impressive resume in her IAAF World Indoor Championships debut.

Also look out for Jamaica’s 2010 and 2012 world indoor winner and two-time Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, as well as the British and US 2014 60m champions Asha Philip and Tianna Bartoletta.

Nicola Bamford for the IAAF

Women's 60 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM JAM 11 MAR 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Gail Devers 6.95 USA USA Toronto (The Sky Dome) 12 MAR 1993

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM JAM 6.98
2 Murielle Ahouré CIV CIV 7.01
3 Tianna Bartoletta USA USA 7.06
4 Asha Philip GBR GBR 7.09
5 LaKeisha Lawson USA USA 7.09