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IAAF World Indoor Championships – Portland 2016 – Women’s 60m Preview

IAAF World Indoor Championships – Portland 2016 – Women’s 60m Preview

PREVIEW: WOMEN’S 60M

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 24: Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands celebrates after winning silver in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

BEIJING, CHINA – AUGUST 24: Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands celebrates after winning silver in the Women’s 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

U.S. Champ Barbara Pierre

U.S. Indoor Champion Barbara Pierre – 60m

Can anyone stop Dafne Schippers? That is the question which lingers over the battle for sprint supremacy in Portland, with the Dutch speedster a worthy favourite to take her first title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.

The 23-year-old former heptathlete has been a revelation since narrowing her focus to sprinting in recent seasons, and she has been imperious through the opening months of 2016, taking wins over 60m in Karlsruhe (7.08), Berlin (7.00) and Glasgow (7.10). More recently, Schippers trounced the field at the Dutch Championships, her time of 7.03 again proving she has a key component needed to win championship titles: consistency.

Recent history suggests a time in the region of 7.00 is required to win the world indoor title, and only two athletes have threatened that illustrious barrier all season. The second of those is USA’s Barbara Pierre, who rocketed out of the blocks and held her form brilliantly to take the US title in a personal best of 7.00 last weekend. The race for the gold, barring a massive upset, should rest between Pierre and Schippers.

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