• April 12, 2024

World Indoor Tour: Grant Holloway breaks Colin Jackson’s 60m hurdles record

The American Grant Holloway broke the world record for indoor 60m hurdles at the World Indoor Tour in Madrid, Spain.

Holloway ran 7.29 seconds to dwarf the 7.30 second time set in March 1994 for Welsh Colin Jackson.

The 23-year-old world champion recorded the second fastest time in history in Lievin on February 9th.

Indoor world champion Andrew Pozzi, the only Brit who was in action in the fifth and final event of the series, finished second in a season best of 7.51 seconds.

Elsewhere on Wednesday, UK Morgan Lake won the high jump competition in Belgrade with a jump of 1.96 m. Her clearance was 1 cm below her personal best but was good enough to meet the British Olympic qualification standard and improve her chances of being selected for Tokyo.

Compatriot Jazmin Sawyers was second behind the Olympic bronze medalist Ivana Spanovic in the long jump with 6.50 m, her biggest indoor jump in four years.

Holloway had gotten off Jackson’s 27-year record in his heat within two hundredths of a second, but he saved his best to the last to claim the Tour’s overall victory.

In addition to the prize money of US $ 20,000 for the entire Tour Champion, the winner of each discipline receives guaranteed wildcard access to the 2022 World Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Next up for the British athletes are the Indoor European Championships, which will take place from March 4th to 7th in Torun, Poland. The live coverage will be broadcast on BBC television.

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