The World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in New York on Sunday (11) saw the Bahamian sprint hurdler, Devynne Charlton, make history with a stunning world 60m hurdles record of 7.67. Charlton 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 in New York.
The Bahamian sprint hurdler’s remarkable time of 7.67 took 0.01 off the previous world record set by Susanna Kallur exactly 16 years and one day ago. In New York, with a strong start and a commanding lead over her rivals, Charlton crossed the finish line in first place.
Charlton expressed her disbelief and joy at her record-breaking run, stating, “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. I can’t describe that moment.” The achievement of her goal left her feeling on top of the world.
In the same race, two-time world indoor champion Nia Ali and two-time world champion Danielle Williams finished second and third, respectively. More details about the event to follow as Charlton’s record-breaking performance undergoes the usual ratification procedure.