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Chambers and Kilty win World Indoor heats

ESPN staff
March 7, 2014
Dwain Chambers ran a time of 6.57 seconds © Getty Images

British sprinters Dwain Chambers and Richard Kilty won their 60m heats to progress to Saturday's semi-finals at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot.

Chambers, who is seeking a fourth consecutive World Indoor medal, took his heat in 6.57 seconds.

"I want to win but it's going to be tough," said Chambers. "All I can rely on is my ability to run. I've run 6.42secs [the British record, set in 2009] and nobody's done that. It's somewhere. I've got to find it.

"Because of my past I thought a different route was the way to do it and it obviously wasn't. But I've realised my legs can be a lot more beneficial for me."

Kilty equalled his lifetime best of 6.53secs. He said: "I feel great - I'm enjoying it so much out there. It's my first senior individual championships and it feels great to produce good performances here.

"A lot of people questioned whether I could come out here and perform with it being my first one but I'm coming fearing no-one and I want to win."

World bronze medallist Tiffany Porter, who took silver in Istanbul two years ago, also won her opening 60m hurdles heat in 7.95secs.

"It's all about qualifying, but I'm looking forward to doing a better job tomorrow," said Porter.

"I've got to go into it fit, healthy, confident and just let it rip in the final if I, hopefully, make it there."

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