Athletics - Britain's Kilty stuns field to take World Indoor 60m gold

Britain's Richard Kilty produced the performance of his life to win a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Athletics Championship in Sopot, Poland.

Athletics - Kilty looks to underline promise in breakthrough year

View photo

Britain's Richard Kilty celebrates after winning gold in the men's 60m final at the world indoor athletics championships at the ERGO Arena in Sopo

The 24-year-old clocked a person best 6.49seconds to hold off Nesta Carter and Marvin Bracy, with GB team-mate Dwain Chambers clocking 6.53 to finish sixth.

Earlier in the day Tiffany Porter won Great Britain's first medal of the competition with a bronze in the 60m hurdles.

Porter recorded a season's best 7.86 with Nia Ali taking gold ahead of defending champion Sally Pearson.

"I'm so honoured to bring a medal home for Team GB. I never take that for granted, anything can happen in these races," Porter said.

"It wasn't my best performance. My start was awful, that was frustrating because that's one of the better parts of my race. All of us know you never go out there thinking who ran what earlier. It's all about delivering on the day, Nia showed that."

Elsewhere in the afternoon session Luke Cutts finished eighth in the pole vault final with a best clearance of 5.65m.

 Results from the World Indoor Men's 60m Final on Saturday

1. Richard Kilty (Britain) 6.49

2. Marvin Bracy (U.S.) 6.51

3. Femi Ogunode (Qatar) 6.52

4. Su Bingtian (China) 6.52

5. Gerald Phiri (Zambia) 6.52

6. Dwain Chambers (Britain) 6.53

7. Nesta Carter (Jamaica) 6.57

8. Kimmari Roach (Jamaica) 6.58

View comments (11)