Campbell Brown defends World Indoor 60 meters title

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Veronica Campbell-Brown defended her world indoor 60 meters title as Jamaica secured its first gold medal on the final day of the World Indoor Championship in Istanbul, Turkey.

Campbell-Brown won in a world leading 7.01 seconds, ahead of Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast who came second in 7.04 seconds and American Tiana Madison who ran in 7.09 seconds. Aleen Bailey who also made the final ended seventh in 7.24 seconds.

Campbell-Brown becomes only the second woman in World Indoor Championship history to defend the 60 meters crown. The first was Neli Fiere Cooman of the Netherlands achieved the feat by winning in 1987 and 1989.  Jamaica closed the championship joint eighth with a gold and a silver.