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Sprint Predictions World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022

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The World Athletics Indoor Championships are set for Belgrade March 18-20th. The Serbian capital is host to the biggest indoor event of the year with some very exciting sprint clashes that are set to unfold. At the time of writing this article there have been 5 men under 6.50s and 6 women under 7.10s just in time to compete for the world indoor titles. 

Men's Predictions

Sprint Predictions World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022

Gold - Christian Coleman. The indoor world record holder has been out of action due to a suspension that made him miss the Tokyo Olympics. The USA sprinter has already ran 6.45s this year and its difficult to see if anyone can beat him with his blistering start.

Silver - Marcell Jacobs. The current Olympic champion has ran around the 6.50s mark a couple of times already during a short indoor season. His seasons best of 6.49s should be enough to medal but Coleman will have something to prove to the Olympic champion after missing out on the trip to Tokyo. 

Bronze - Marvin Bracy. Yes remember that name for years ago. The 28 year old dual athlete who also played pro football revived his track career in the 2021 season running 9.85s for the 100m. This season he also already equalled his personal best of 6.48s which dated back to the 2014 season. 

Wildcard - Terrance Jones 6.45s, no this is not a mistake. The 19 year old Bahamian sprinter ran a national record of 6.45 seconds in Lubbock Texas on January 15th. Even though he's joint top spot this season it is unlikely he will feature amongst the medals and threaten the bigger names of the event. His outdoor best is just 10.39s for the 100m questioning his indoor performance. 

Women's Predictions

Sprint Predictions World Athletics Indoor Championships 2022

Gold - Ewa Swoboda. The polish sprinter still only 24 has smashed her PB this year running 6.99 putting her 10th on the all time list. The former European champion will be looking for her first senior global medal. Surely if she can run sub 7 seconds again it will be enough to win gold.

Silver - Elaine Thompson-Herah. The triple gold medal winner from the Tokyo Olympics has yet to match her outdoor speed of last season. But Swoboda will not have it all her own way with Thompson-Herah well capable of running under 7 seconds. 

Bronze - Mujinga Kambundji. The Swiss sprinter picked up the bronze medal at the 2018 edition of the championships. Already clocking 7.05s this year Kambundji should be in the mix with the medal if she can maintain that type of form. 


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