Broersen claims first gold

Holland's Nadine Broersen won the first medal of the World Indoor Championships on Friday, claiming victory in the pentathlon in Sopot.

Holland's Nadine Broersen won the first medal of the World Indoor Championships on Friday (AP)
Holland's Nadine Broersen won the first medal of the World Indoor Championships on Friday (AP)

The 23-year-old took a lead of 101 points into the final event, the 800 metres, and sixth place was enough to secure the gold medal by 62 points from Canada's Brianne Theisen-Eaton.

Theisen-Eaton finished second in the 800m to move up from third and claim silver ahead of Ukraine's Alina Fyodorova, who could only finish seventh.

Fyodorova claimed the bronze by just six points from American Sharon Day-Monroe, who won the 800m in a personal best of two minutes 9.80 seconds.