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Bahamian Sprinter Devynne Charlton Sets New World Record in 60m Hurdles at World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold Meeting


Feb 11, 2024
Charlton Shatters World 60m Hurdles Record in New York with 7.67 Seconds: FLASH

At the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold meeting in New York on Sunday, Bahamian sprint hurdler Devynne Charlton made history with a stunning world record of 7.67 in the 60m hurdles. The 23-year-old 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 of 7.67 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, leaving Nia Ali and Danielle Williams behind in second and third place respectively.

Charlton expressed her disbelief and joy at her achievement, 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.

The Bahamian sprinter’s success comes after an intense training regimen that included working with renowned coach Trevor Barry to improve her technique and speed. Charlton has been focused on achieving this goal for several years, and she finally accomplished it at the right time and place.

More details about Charlton’s record-breaking performance will be released as it undergoes its usual ratification procedure. However, one thing is certain – Devynne Charlton will go down as one of the fastest athletes of all time in this event.

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