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Sensation in world athletics, American Holloway breaks the record of 60 meters hurdles after 27 years
Written by Adriatik BALLA 26 Shkurt 2021
World Athletics received sensational news during the competitions of the international indoor rally in Madrid. Thus, the American athlete Grant Holloway broke the world record of the 60-meter hurdles. The 23-year-old from the United States stopped the stopwatch at 7 "29, thus becoming the first athlete in the history of the" queen of sports ", who goes down in time 7" 30 in the shortest obstacle course, in indoor activity. Thus falls one of the oldest records in the history of this sport indoors, a record which belonged to the famous British athlete Colin Jackson. The American sprinter was experiencing excellent form, even two weeks earlier, on February 9 in Lievin, France, the 23-year-old from Virginia set the second fastest time in the 60-meter hurdles in indoor racing. The biggest career success for the athlete from the United States before this record was the gold medal at the last World Championship, which took place in Qatar two years ago, at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, where Grant Holloway defeated Russian Sergei Shubenkov and the Frenchman Pascal Martinot – Lagarde, to stop the stopwatch at 13 ”10. This time everything was achieved at the Madrid Rally, indoors on the "World Indoor Tour", where Grant Holloway flew to set a record time of 7 "29. In second place was the world champion in indoor, British athlete Andrew Pozi with the fastest personal time of the season 7 "51. The old record in the 60-meter hurdles indoor race was set in March 1994 by the famous former Welsh athlete Collin Jackson with a time of 7 ”30. Initially, in the qualifying races, the sprinter from the United States remained only 0.02 ”away from the 27-year-old record of the well-known British athlete, however, the 23-year-old seems to have kept the best for the grand final. In addition to the $ 20,000 prize for the World Indoor Tour title, the winners of each discipline also receive an invitation to enter the next World Indoor Championships, which will take place next year in Belgrade. Grant Holloway competes in the 60m, 60m hurdles, 110m hurdles, long jump and 400m relay. In the classic 110-meter hurdles race, the world record 12 ”80 is known to be held by his compatriot Aries Merrit, which was set in September 2012 in Brussels, while Grant Holloway prides himself on this discipline with the 18 fastest time of all time, 12 ”98, recorded in Texas in Austin approximately 21 months ago. Another important indoor activity will start exactly in Europe next week, it is about the European indoor championship, which will take place from March 4-7 in the City of Torun, Poland. Even there, American Holloway will attempt a great result in the 60m hurdles. which will take place from March 4-7 in the City of Torun, Poland. Even there, American Holloway will attempt a great result in the 60m hurdles. which will take place from March 4-7 in the City of Torun, Poland. Even there, American Holloway will attempt a great result in the 60m hurdles.