Bromell holds on to win 60-meter final at world indoors

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 10:48 p.m. ET

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Trayvon Bromell captured the 60-meter title at the world indoor track and field championships Friday night in a race that was so close that it took more than 5 minutes to determine the rest of the medalists.

The American was the clear winner and finished in 6.47 seconds. When everything was sorted out, Asafa Powell of Jamaica was moved up to second and Ramon Gittens of Barbados third. A nearly 40-year-old Kim Collins was originally announced as the runner-up before slipping to eighth in a field that was missing big names such as Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin.

Those two were absent by choice. The Russians weren't here because of pending doping and corruption charges.

Brianne Theisen-Eaton of Canada had the race of the night, making up major ground in the 800 meters to win pentathlon gold.