Athletics-Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record

"I just went out there and executed my race." Holloway said the outdoor 110m hurdles world record of fellow U.S. sprint hurdler Aries Merritt, set in 2012, was now in his sights.

Reuters | Updated: 25-02-2021 02:15 IST | Created: 25-02-2021 02:15 IST
Athletics-Holloway breaks world indoor 60m hurdles record

American Grant Holloway broke the world indoor 60m hurdles record that had endured since 1994 on Wednesday, finishing in 7.29 seconds to shave 0.01 seconds off the previous mark set by Briton Colin Jackson.

Holloway, the 110m hurdles world champion, won the race at the Villa de Madrid by 0.22 seconds, extending his victory streak in indoor sprint hurdles to 54 races. World indoor champion Andrew Pozzi of Britain finished second in a time of 7.51 seconds.

Holloway's initial time was recorded as 7.32 seconds but was changed to 7.29, and the athlete was informed of his record achievement by a photographer. "They lied to me, they said it was 7.32 at first," the 23-year-old Holloway joked in an interview with Spanish television.

"I wouldn't say it was a perfect race, but I tied my PR in the heat and that usually means I run faster in the final. "I just went out there and executed my race."

Holloway said the outdoor 110m hurdles world record of fellow U.S. sprint hurdler Aries Merritt, set in 2012, was now in his sights. "But I want to let all this soak in first, then my priority is win the Olympic Trials and then the Olympic gold medal."

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



East African women traders: 'Celebrating the past, planning for the future'

COVID-19 has hit women disproportionately hard across East Africa, especially those working in the informal sector. Lessons must be learnt to prevent this from happening again....

Viral variants and vaccine nationalism pose two-pronged threat to Covid victory

... ...

Tracking Fintech during COVID-19: Harnessing power of technology

Its abundantly clear now that as fintech cements its place in the financial sector, accelerated further by the COVID-19 pandemic, it could open the sector to new possibilities by harnessing the power of technology to deliver financial ...

Tectonic turns: How technology shaped healthcare over the decades

Tracing an episodic evolution, with technology at the interface of human and his health....


Latest News

UK lawmakers pass motion saying China committing genocide

British lawmakers on Thursday approved a parliamentary motion declaring that Chinas policies against its Uyghur minority population in the far western Xinjiang region amounted to genocide and crimes against humanity.The motion is non-bindin...

T20 WC: Fascinated to see how IPL works, says ICC biosafety head

International Cricket Council ICC biosafety head Dr Dave Musker said he is fascinated to see how the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League goes amid the coronavirus pandemic ahead of the scheduled T20 World Cup later this year. Im fasci...

Sony re-releases app-controlled 'wearable' AC

A year after the Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony released an incredible app-controlled wearable air conditioner, it announced a follow-up product to the original device in order to make it more powerful and suitable to ...

Culture minister Patel tells man seeking oxygen cylinder he will get two slaps

A video purportedly showing Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel telling a man who sought oxygen cylinder for his ailing mother that he would get two slaps if he spoke rudely went viral on Thursday.While the opposition Congress took swipes ...

Give Feedback