Chambers Starts 2013 with Win

Dwain Chambers started his 2013 season with a convincing 60m win at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix.

The much criticised and controversial figure after his ban from the sport in the mid 2000’s, was in dominant form as he got out of the blocks well before running away from the field in a time of 6.58 seconds.

He defeated St Kitts and Nevis star Kim Collins who was second and Mike Rogers of America was third.

The women’s 60m saw a surprise winner in Germany’s Verena Sailer who comfortable beat American sensation Camelita Jeter.

Nigel Levine had to settle for second in the men’s 400m as he got his season off to a good start once more.

In the slightly unusual 600m indoor race of this level, Dai Greene moved up from the 400m hurdles, with Andrew Osagie coming down from the 800m, and they both had a ‘ding-dong’ battle as they raced tooth and nail with Duane Solomon of the USA.

Solomon took the victory from Greene and Osagie, the top three separated by less than a second.

Elsewhere, Lynsey Sharp, Andy Vernon and Robbie Grabarz got their season off to good, if not amazing starts, but with the trials only two weeks away, the all look assured of a shot at European Indoor Championships in March.

You can watch those trials on BBC on Saturday and Sunday the 9th and 10th of February.

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