Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland at the European Athletics Indoor Championships

ISTANBUL, Turkey – The European Indoor Championships 2023 kicked off its second day on Friday with Mujinga Kambundji, Daryll Neita, and Ewa Swoboda qualifying for the semi-final of the women’s 60m event at the Atakoy Arena.

Kambundji of Switzerland, the World Indoor champion, effortlessly advanced to the next round with a time of 7.18 seconds in heat four, beating Delphine Nkansa of Belgium who also qualified for the semi-final with a time of 7.22 seconds. – Read more: Femke Bol eased into 400m semis at European Indoor Championships

Polish champion Swoboda clocked the quickest time of 7.11 seconds, winning the first heat and securing a spot in the semi-final. The 2019 champion dominated the field early and maintained her advantage throughout the race, finishing with a comfortable lead.

Meanwhile, British champion Neita also qualified for the semi-final after winning heat two with a time of 7.14 seconds, the second-fastest among the qualifiers heading into the semis.

In other heats, Patrizia van der Weken of Luxembourg won the third heat after clocking a season-best time of 7.26 seconds, while Arialis Martínez, a Cuban-born Portuguese runner, won heat five with a time of 7.24 seconds.

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Other notable semi-final qualifiers included N’Ketia Seedo of The Netherlands, Asha Philip of Great Britain, Polyniki Emmanouilidou of Greece, and Oilme Voro of Estonia, who both ran personal bests to progress to the next round.

The women will return for the semi-finals on Friday in the evening session, with the top performers advancing to the final later in the evening. Stay tuned for more updates on the European Indoor Championships 2023.

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