Dwain Chambers bags bronze in Istanbul 60 metres, but Justin Gatlin grabs gold

Chambers bags bronze in Istanbul 60 metres, but Gatlin grabs gold

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19:14 GMT, 10 March 2012

Dwain Chambers was unable to defend his 60m title but did claim bronze for Britain's third medal of the day and fourth overall at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.

Former drugs cheat Chambers' medal meant Britain matched their haul of four medals from Doha two years ago with one day of competition remaining.

Bronze ambition: Dwain Chambers (centre) on the tail of Justin Gatlin and Nestor Carter

Bronze ambition: Dwain Chambers (centre) on the tail of Justin Gatlin and Nestor Carter

Chambers was unable to defend his 60m title, but was happy to claim bronze behind American Justin Gatlin and Jamaica's Nesta Carter.

Gatlin – who like Chambers has also served a drugs ban – stormed to victory in 6.46s, with Chambers taking third by the narrowest of margins ahead of American Trell Kimmons, with both athletes given a time of 6.60s.

Going for gold: Justin Gatlin (right) celebrates his victory in the world 60 metres final

Going for gold: Justin Gatlin (right) celebrates his victory in the world 60 metres final

'I'm very happy,' Chambers said. 'I always knew it was going to be tough with those guys, but to get back on the podium again is a great feeling. To get up there is great and showed the old boy still has got it in the old legs.'

Asked about competing against Gatlin, Chambers said: 'I have no problem with the guy, we've all made mistakes. I've owned up, he's owned up and we just have to get on with it now.'

A bit of a blur: Dwain Chambers

A bit of a blur: Dwain Chambers