60 metres hurdles

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Athletes running the 60m hurdles at the BW Bank Meeting in Karlsruhe, 2010

60 metres hurdles is a distance in hurdling which is generally run in indoor competitions. It is equivalent with the first 60 metres including the first 5 hurdles of a standard outdoor hurdle race. The current women's and men's world records are 7.68 seconds (Susanna Kallur) and 7.30 seconds (Colin Jackson), respectively.

Area records[edit]

Indoor results only. Updated February 2012.

Area Men Women
Time Athlete Nation Time Athlete Nation
Africa 7.52 Shaun Bownes  South Africa 7.82 Glory Alozie  Nigeria
Asia 7.41 Liu Xiang  China 7.82 Olga Shishigina  Kazakhstan
Europe 7.30 Colin Jackson  United Kingdom 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden
North, Central America and Caribbean 7.33 Dayron Robles  Cuba 7.72 Lolo Jones  United States
Oceania 7.73 Kyle Vander Kuyp  Australia 7.73 Sally Pearson  Australia
South America 7.60 Márcio de Souza  Brazil 8.08 Maíla Machado  Brazil

Top ten all-time men[edit]

Indoor results only. Updated February 2012.

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place
1. 7.30 Colin Jackson  United Kingdom 6 March 1994 Sindelfingen
2. 7.33 Dayron Robles  Cuba 8 February 2008 Düsseldorf
3. 7.36 Greg Foster  United States 16 January 1987 Los Angeles
Allen Johnson  United States 3 March 2004 Budapest
Terrence Trammell  United States 14 March 2010 Doha
6. 7.37 Roger Kingdom  United States 8 March 1989 Piraeus
Anier García  Cuba 9 February 2000 Piraeus
Tony Dees  United States 18 February 2000 Chemnitz
David Oliver  United States 5 February 2011 Stuttgart
10. 7.38 Mark Crear  United States 8 March 1998 Sindelfingen
Reggie Torian  United States 27 February 1999 Atlanta

Top ten all-time women[edit]

Indoor results only. Updated February 2012.

Rank Time Athlete Nation Date Place
1. 7.68 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 10 February 2008 Karlsruhe
2. 7.69 Ludmila Engquist  Soviet Union 4 February 1990 Chelyabinsk
3. 7.72 Lolo Jones  United States 13 March 2010 Doha
4. 7.73 Cornelia Oschkenat  East Germany 25 February 1989 Vienna
Sally Pearson  Australia 10 March 2012 Istanbul
6. 7.74 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 14 February 1987 Sofia
Michelle Freeman  Jamaica 3 February 1998 Madrid
Gail Devers  United States 1 March 2003 Boston
9. 7.75 Bettine Jahn  East Germany 5 March 1983 Budapest
Perdita Felicien  Canada 7 March 2004 Budapest


World Indoor Championship medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 7.67  Javier Moracho (SPA) 7.69  Jon Ridgeon (GBR) 7.70
1987 Indianapolis  Tonie Campbell  (USA) 7.51  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 7.62  Nigel Walker (GBR) 7.66
1989 Budapest  Roger Kingdom  (USA) 7.43  Colin Jackson (GBR) 7.45  Igors Kazanovs  (URS) 7.59
1991 Seville  Greg Foster (USA) 7.45  Igors Kazanovs (URS) 7.47  Mark McKoy (CAN) 7.49
1993 Toronto  Mark McKoy (CAN) 7.41   Colin Jackson (GBR) 7.43  Tony Dees (USA) 7.43
1995 Barcelona  Allen Johnson (USA) 7.39  Courtney Hawkins (USA) 7.41  Tony Jarrett (GBR) 7.42
1997 Paris  Anier García (CUB) 7.48  Colin Jackson (GBR) 7.49  Tony Dees (USA) 7.50
1999 Maebashi  Colin Jackson (GBR) 7.38  Reggie Torian (USA) 7.40  Falk Balzer (GER) 7.44
2001 Lisbon  Terrence Trammell (USA) 7.51  Anier García (CUB) 7.54  Shaun Bownes (RSA) 7.55
2003 Birmingham  Allen Johnson (USA) 7.47  Anier García (CUB) 7.49  Liu Xiang (CHN) 7.52
2004 Budapest  Allen Johnson (USA) 7.36  Liu Xiang (CHN) 7.43  Maurice Wignall (JAM) 7.48
2006 Moscow  Terrence Trammell (USA) 7.43  Dayron Robles (CUB) 7.46  Dominique Arnold (USA) 7.52
2008 Valencia  Liu Xiang (CHN) 7.46  Allen Johnson (USA) 7.55  Evgeniy Borisov (RUS)
 Staņislavs Olijars (LAT)
7.60
2010 Doha  Dayron Robles (CUB) 7.34  Terrence Trammell (USA) 7.36  David Oliver (USA) 7.44
2012 Istanbul  Aries Merritt (USA) 7.44  Liu Xiang (CHN) 7.49  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) 7.53
2014 Sopot  Omo Osaghae (USA) 7.45  Pascal Martinot-Lagarde (FRA) 7.46  Garfield Darien (FRA) 7.47

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 10 4 4 18
2  Cuba 2 3 0 5
3  United Kingdom 1 3 3 7
4  France 1 2 2 5
5  China 1 2 1 4
6  Canada 1 0 1 2
7  Soviet Union 0 1 1 2
8  Spain 0 1 0 1
9  Germany 0 0 1 1
 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1
 South Africa 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 17 49


Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris  Xénia Siska (HUN) 8.03  Laurence Elloy (FRA) 8.08  Anne Piquereau (FRA) 8.10
1987 Indianapolis  Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR) 7.82  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 7.85  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 7.99
1989 Budapest  Yelizaveta Chernyshova (URS) 7.82  Lyudmila Narozhilenko (URS) 7.83  Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR) 7.86
1991 Seville  Lyudmila Narozhilenko (URS) 7.88  Monique Ewanje (FRA) 7.90  Aliuska López (CUB)
 Lidiya Yurkova (URS)
8.03
1993 Toronto  Julie Baumann (SUI) 7.86  LaVonna Martin (USA) 7.99  Patricia Girard-Léno (FRA) 8.01
1995 Barcelona  Aliuska López (CUB) 7.92  Olga Shishiginia (KAZ) 7.92  Brigita Bukovec (SLO) 7.93
1997 Paris  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 7.82  Gillian Russell (JAM) 7.84  Cheryl Dickey (USA) 7.84
1999 Maebashi  Olga Shishigina (KAZ) 7.86  Glory Alozie (NGR) 7.87  Keturah Anderson (CAN) 7.90
2001 Lisbon  Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 7.85  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 7.92  Nicole Ramalalanirina (FRA) 7.96
2003 Birmingham  Gail Devers (USA) 7.81  Glory Alozie (SPA) 7.90  Melissa Morrison (USA) 7.92
2004 Budapest  Perdita Felicien (CAN) 7.75  Gail Devers (USA) 7.78  Linda Ferga-Khodadin (FRA) 7.82
2006 Moscow  Derval O'Rourke (IRL) 7.84  Glory Alozie (SPA) 7.86  Susanna Kallur (SWE) 7.87
2008 Valencia  LoLo Jones (USA) 7.80  Candice Davis (USA) 7.93  Anay Tejeda (RUS) 7.98
2010 Doha  LoLo Jones (USA) 7.72  Perdita Felicien (CAN) 7.86  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN) 7.87
2012 Istanbul  Sally Pearson (AUS) 7.73  Tiffany Porter (GBR) 7.94  Alina Talay (BLR) 7.97
2014 Sopot  Nia Ali (USA) 7.80  Sally Pearson (AUS) 7.85  Tiffany Porter (GRB) 7.86

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 5 3 2 10
2  Soviet Union 2 1 1 4
3  Jamaica 1 2 0 3
4  Canada 1 1 2 4
5  Australia 1 1 0 2
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 2
7  Cuba 1 0 1 2
 East Germany 1 0 1 2
9  Ireland 1 0 0 1
 Hungary 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
12  France 0 2 4 6
13  Spain 0 2 0 2
14  Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
 United Kingdom 0 1 1 2
16  Nigeria 0 1 0 1
17  Belarus 0 0 1 1
 Russia 0 0 1 1
 Slovenia 0 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 16 16 17 49

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