Unbelievable! Check out the 4 athletics World Records broken in 24 hours

Unbelievable! Check out the 4 athletics World Records broken in 24 hours

Funmilayo Fameso 20:47 - 17.02.2024

Tia Jones, Grant Holloway, Letsile Tebogo, and Daniel Haugh set new World Records in less than 24hrs, making it one of the greatest period in athletics history.

Track and field athletes have had a meteoric rise in the past decade, such that breaking World Records (WR) is now almost a daily routine accomplished.

In less than 24 hours, new World Records were set in four different events and across two continents, with fans and athletes excited about the possibilities the Paris Olympic year will bring.

Here's a breakdown of the WRs set by four different athletes and how they were achieved.

Tia Jones women's 60m Hurdles World Record

Five days after Devynne Charlton had the spotlight for breaking Susanna Kallur's long-standing women's 60mH WR of 7.68s set in 2008, with a new 7.67s at the 2024 Millrose Games, Tia Jones tied the record on the first day of the USATF Indoor Championships.

Jones blazed to the time, not just tying the WR, but also smashed Sharika Nelvis and Kendra Harrison's joint American Record of 7.70s. The 23-year-old will later go on to win the final in another 7.68s. 

Grant Holloway's men's 60m Hurdles World Record

On the same night Jones ran her blistering record, Grant Holloway proved why he is unbeaten in the men's 60m Hurdles for 10 years.

Holloway stormed to a new World Record of 7.27s to win his preliminary heat at the USATF Indoor Championships, thus lowering his previous record of 7.29s set in 2022.

Letsile Tebogo's 300m World Record

Botswana's Letsile Tebogo clocked an outstanding 30.69s at the Simbine Curro Classic in South Africa to break Van Niekerk's previous WR of 30.81s set in 2017.

For context, it smashed Michael Johnson's 30.85s in 2000 and Bolt's 30.97s in 2010, who both went on to clock below 19.35s in the 200m in the later stages of their careers.

Daniel Haugh's Weight Throw World Best

Daniel Haugh launched a blistering 26.35m to break the previous WR 25.86m set in 1995.

He is the first male to surpass 26m in history and the American Record holder.