04 MAR 2014 Preview Sopot, Poland

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

Nesta Carter of Jamaica competes in the men's 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul (Getty Images)Nesta Carter of Jamaica competes in the men's 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul (Getty Images) © Copyright

In the absence of the injured James Dasaolu and Jimmy Vicaut, the emerging young US sprinter Marvin Bracy heads to Sopot bearing the mantle of favourite.

The 20-year-old won the US title at high altitude in Albuquerque in 6.48 and boasts a 6.50 best at sea level, courtesy of his Millrose Games victory.

Other likely contenders include Trell Kimmons, who finished just 0.01 down on Bracy in the US Championships final, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rogers, Qatar’s Femi Ogunode, Jamaican Nesta Carter and Great Britain’s Dwain Chambers, the latter pair respectively second and third in Istanbul two years ago.

Simon Turnbull for the IAAF