Yvette Lewis of US wins 60m hurdles in Germany


KARLSRUHE, Germany (AP) -- Americans swept the 60-meter hurdles at the Karlsruhe indoor meet Sunday with victories by Yvette Lewis and Jeff Porter.

Lewis won in 7.98 seconds after Carolin Nytra of Germany was disqualified for a false start. Russia's Tatyana Dektyareva second in 8.02 and another American, Loreal Smith, was third in 8.06.

Nytra was timed in 7.97 in heats. She attributed her false start in the final to her being "so nervous" for her first race since winning at the European Championships in Paris last March.

The top three in the women's 60 sprint all ran personal bests, with Ivet Lalova of Bulgaria winning in 7.16 seconds ahead of Jamaica's Aleen Bailey (7.18) and Tameka Williams of Saint Kitts and Nevis (7.24).

Porter had a personal best of 7.54 and was followed by Russia's Konstantin Shabanov and Italy's Emanuele Abate.

Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba equaled a meet record of 4 minutes, 0.13 seconds to take the women's 1,500, while Mariem Alaoui Selsouli of Morocco set a meet record in the 3,000 of 8:36.87.

There was no separating Kenya's Augustine Kiprono Choge and Edwin Soi, who both finished the men's 3,000 in a world leading 7:29.94.

Another Kenyan, Bethwel Birgen, set a year's best of 3:34.65 to repeat last year's success in the 1,500.

Olympic champion Tomasz Majewski of Poland won the shot put, beating German world champion David Storl with a throw of 69 feet, 9½ inches. Storl was second at 69-0. Christian Cantwell of the U.S., who beat Majewski and Storl at a meet in Duesseldorf on Friday, was third at 67-10¼.