In New York, the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting on Sunday (11) saw Devynne Charlton make history with a stunning world 60m hurdles record of 7.67 seconds. The Bahamian sprint hurdler had been in excellent form since the beginning of her 2024 campaign, with strong runs in Louisville and Boston leading up to her record-breaking performance.
Charlton’s remarkable time took 0.01 off the previous world record set by Susanna Kallur exactly 16 years and one day ago. With a strong start and a commanding lead over her rivals, Charlton crossed the finish line in first place.
“I heard the announcer say something that sounded like ‘world record’, but it didn’t hit me until I saw my name and time on the clock,” Charlton said after her run, expressing disbelief and joy at her achievement. “I can’t describe that moment.” The accomplishment of her goal left her feeling on top of the world.
In the same race, two-time world indoor champion Nia Ali finished second while two-time world champion Danielle Williams came in third place. More details about the event will follow as Charlton’s record-breaking performance undergoes its usual ratification procedure.