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Brenes wins 400m gold

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Costa Rica's Nery Brenes won the world indoor men's 400m title here on Saturday in a championship record of 45.11 seconds. Demetrius Pinder (45.34) and Chris Brown (45.90) of the Bahamas completed the podium, while Grenada's world outdoor champion Kirani James could only finish in sixth and last spot.

The results (all finals):

Men: 400m: 1. Nery Brenes (CRC) 45.11s, 2. Demetrius Pinder (Bah) 45.34, 3. Chris Brown (Bah) 45.90. 1500m: 1. Abdalaati Iguider (Mor) 3:45.21, 2. Ilham Tanui Ozbilen (Tur) 3:45.35, 3. Mekonnen Gebremedhin (Eth) 3:45.90. Shot put: 1. Ryan Whiting (USA) 22.00m, 2. David Storl (Ger) 21.88, 3. Tomasz Majewski (Pol) 21.72. Pole vault: 1. Renaud Lavillenie (Fra) 5.95m, 2. Bjorn Otto (Ger) 5.80, 3. Brad Walker (USA) 5.80.

Women: 400m: 1. Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 50.79s, 2. Aleksandra Fedoriva (Rus) 51.76, 3. Natasha Hastings (USA) 15.82. 1500m: 1. Genzebe Dibaba (Eth) 4:5.78, 2. Mariem Selsouli (Mor) 4:07.78, Asli Cakir Alprtekin (Tur) 4:08.74. 60m hurdles: 1. Sally Pearson (Aus) 7.73s, 2. Tiffany Poter (GBR) 7.94, 3. Alina Talai (Blr) 7.97. Triple jump: 1. Yamile Aldama (GBR) 14.82m, 2. Olga Rypakova (Kaz) 14.63, 3. Mabel Gay (Cub) 14.29. High jump: Chaunte Lowe (USA) 1.98m, 2. Anna Chicherova (Rus), Antonietta di Martino (Ita) & Ebba Jungmark (Swe) 1.95. Shot put: 1. Valerie Adams (NZ) 20.54m, 2. Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Blr) 20.42, 3. Michelle Carter (USA) 19.58. Pentathlon: 1. Natalia Dobrynska (Ukr) 5013 pts (WR), 2. Jessica Ennis (GBr) 4965, 3. Austra Skujyte (Ltu) 4802.

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