The Museum of World Athletics.

To mark the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24, Devynne Charlton has donated her Bahamas team singlet and name bib from the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow to the Museum of World Athletics (MOWA). It was there that she lowered her 60m hurdles world record to 7.65 as she claimed her first world title.

Charlton ran 7.67 to break the world record in New York on 11 February with American Tia Jones matching that time just five days later. The 28-year-old went even faster in Glasgow in early March, powering clear of France's reigning champion Cyrena Samba-Mayela to improve on her silver from Belgrade in 2022.

Before competing in the women's 4x100m qualifiers at the World Relays this weekend, Charlton presented her Glasgow top to World Athletics President Sebastian Coe at Friday's official press conference in Nassau's Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

Coe said, "Charlton's near flawless final in Glasgow was one of two world records in an outstanding evening session. On behalf of the Museum of World Athletics, I would like to thank Charlton for her generous donation, which is a perfect reflection of her outstanding indoor season.

"In an Olympic year, it is worth reflecting that Charlton's singlet joins an artefact from a sprint hurdling legend at the MOWA. Our museum's collection includes the embroidered 'Nederland' worn by Fanny Blankers-Koen when she won the Olympic gold in the 80m hurdles, one of four victories for 'The Flying Dutchwoman' at the 1948 London Olympic Games."

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe and Devynne Charlton. WORLD ATHLETICS
World Athletics President Sebastian Coe and Devynne Charlton. WORLD ATHLETICS

Charlton commented, "I am delighted to be able to donate my World Indoor Championships winning singlet and bib to the Museum of World Athletics. I look forward to seeing them displayed online in 3D and exhibited around the world. I hope they will help inspire future athletes and fans to experience the excitement of athletics."

Her winning kit from the World Athletics Indoor Championships follows the shoes and clothing of two other world indoor 60m hurdles champions - USA's 2003 champion Gail Devers and 2012 hero Sally Pearson - into the MOWA Heritage Collection.

Devers donated her jerseys, bib numbers and spikes from her 2004 appearance when she won 60m gold and 60m hurdles silver. Australian hurdler Pearson gifted her kit from 2014 when she took silver. Both women won Olympic gold medals with Charlton hoping to do the same this summer in Paris. 

"It is a great honour to have my achievements recognised in the museum alongside many of the all-time greats whose careers I aspire to emulate as I fulfil my athletics ambitions," Charlton added.

A serious back injured hampered Charlton's early career, but the Purdue University graduate has recently started to fulfil her promise. After her 2022 world indoor silver, she won another silver in the Commonwealth Games 100m hurdles before finishing fourth at last year's Budapest World Athletics Championships. Having been sixth at Tokyo 2020, she is now a genuine medal contender at what would be her second Olympic Games.