Mvumvure fails to make World Indoor Championships finals

HARARE - Zimbabwean athlete Gabriel Mvumvure failed to reach the 60m finals at World Indoor Championships on Saturday in Sopot, Poland.

Mvumvure stumbled during his race and finished third in a time of 6.60 seconds, which was not quick enough to qualify for the finals.

The United States-based athlete needed to finish in the top two to qualify for the final but finished way behind Jamaica's Nesta Carter and Briton Richard Kilty, who finished in a time of 6,50 and 6, 52 respectively.

In the first round, Mvumvure put up a spirited performance and qualified for the semi-finals with a time of 6, 64 seconds.

"I was three spots shy of making the finals. I thank God for everything, ran a personal best and national record. Thanks everyone for the love," Mvumvure wrote on his Twitter account after the event.

Another Zimbabwean representative, Ngoni Makusha, failed to make an impression at the event after going out in the first round of the high jump.

Makusha failed to meet the qualifying standard when he leaped 7,85m. The qualifying standard has been set at 8, 05m.

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