Hurdles queen Charlton tunes up for worlds with Madrid victory

athletics23 February 2024 23:17| © AFP
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Devynne Charlton © Gallo Images

Devynne Charlton came within a whisker of equalling her own 60m hurdles indoor world record in Madrid on Friday as she set her sights on the world chammpionships in Glasgow next weekend.

When the Bahamian hurdler crossed the line, she saw the clock flash up with 7.67sec, which would have equalled her own world record.

The time was, however, later adjusted to 7.68, the equal third-fastest time in history.

Two-time European indoor champion Nadine Visser was second in 7.78sec and Pia Skrzysowska third in 7.83.

"I set myself all of these goals," said Charlton.

"I said I wanted to win the World Indoor Tour and break the world indoor record and I want to be a world indoor champion, so I'm just ticking all of the boxes. There's just one more to go."