Pierre wins women’s 60m gold

PORTLAND: Barbara Pierre of the United States won the gold medal in the women’s 60m at the World Indoor Athletics Championships here Saturday.

Pierre took the gold with a time of 7.02secs, just holding off a surge from Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands. World 200m champion Schippers took the silver in 7.04sec ahead of Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, who won bronze in 7.06sec.