Duplantis Dominates, Charlton Sparkles: World Indoors Highlights

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Devynne Charlton experienced the anticipated start and conclusion she had envisioned, describing her performance as the “perfect race,” as she surged to a world indoor record in the women’s 60 meters hurdles during the Millrose Games.

Competing against a formidable field, akin to those she may encounter next month at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Charlton maintained a commanding lead throughout the race, clocking an impressive time of 7.67 seconds at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold event in New York.

Charlton Sets World Record in 60m Hurdles

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – MARCH 03: Devynne Charlton of Team Bahamas gestures after winning and setting a new world record in the Women’s 60 Metres Hurdles Final on Day Three of the World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 2024 at Emirates Arena on March 03, 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland

Devynne Charlton experienced the anticipated start and conclusion she had envisioned, describing her performance as the “perfect race,” as she surged to a world indoor record in the women’s 60 meters hurdles during the Millrose Games.

Competing against a formidable field, akin to those she may encounter next month at the World Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, Charlton maintained a commanding lead throughout the race, clocking an impressive time of 7.67 seconds at the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold event in New York.

Charlton surpassed the previous world indoor record of 7.68 seconds, established by Susanna Kallur precisely 26 years and one day prior, which had been set in Karlsruhe, Germany, in 2008. Additionally, she eclipsed her own Bahamian national record of 7.75 seconds.

Coach’s Pride: Greene on Charlton’s Journey

Greene, formerly Charlton’s coach at Purdue University, expressed gratitude to God for allowing him to be part of her journey. He affirmed his intention to be present in Glasgow as she vies for the gold medal and possibly another world record.

Following her victory with a time of 7.88 in Louisville and a subsequent national record of 7.75 a week later, Charlton suffered a defeat to Jones in Boston last week.

Charlton noted that there were no significant changes in her preparation for the race, but she felt focused. 

With her parents attending the Millrose Games for the third time to watch her compete, she was determined not to disappoint them.

After lowering the national record to 7.75, Charlton recounted her parents being moved to tears, but she cautioned them against getting too excited, suggesting that something extraordinary was forthcoming.

She remarked that they can now rejoice, having seen her name etched on the world record.

In achieving this feat, Charlton joins Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who currently holds the world record in the women’s indoor 200m with a time of 22.40 set on January 31, 2021, as well as holding the world’s best times in both the outdoor straight 150m (16.23) set on May 20, 2018, and 200m (21.76) set on June 4, 2017.

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