Devynne Charlton has etched her name in the history books with a stunning world 60m hurdles record of 7.67 at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in New York on Sunday (11). The Bahamian sprint hurdler has 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.
With a strong start and a commanding lead over her rivals, Charlton crossed the finish line in first place, leaving behind two-time world indoor champion Nia Ali and two-time world champion Danielle Williams. Her remarkable time of 7.67 took 0.01 off the previous world record set by Susanna Kallur exactly 16 years and one day ago.
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.
As she continues to push herself to new heights, Charlton is expected to undergo the usual ratification procedure before being officially crowned as the new world record holder.