Ben Johnson edged Cuba's Andres Simon in a photo finish to win the Yomiuri Chitose Indoor Track and Field Meet 60-meter in Yosaka, Japan. It was the second first-place finish in four starts this season for Johnson, returning after a two-year ban for failing a drug test at the 1988 Olympics.
Both Simon, world indoor 60-meter champion at 6.52 in 1989, and Johnson were clocked at 6.64 seconds. Simon, who led throughout, appeared to have a foot and possibly shoulder over the finish line first. But after examining photos for about 30 minutes, judges ruled Johnson won because his torso -- the part of the body that counts -- crossed first.
Cuban high jumper Javier Sotomayor, the world record holder, set a meet record of 7 feet 8 1/4 inches to defeat Romania's Sorin Matei (7-7). The former record of 7-7 was set by Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden.
America's Evelyn Ashford came from behind in the women's 60 meters to defeat world record holder Nelie Cooman of the Netherlands. Ashford finished in 7.22, while Cooman, who set the world record of 7.00 in 1986, ran 7.25.