American world 100m silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the 60 metres indoor world record clocking 6.37 seconds at a meeting in Clemson, South Carolina.
Coleman broke the previous record of 6.39 seconds set twice by fellow American Maurice Greene, the first time in 1998.
The performance is subject to ratification by athletics’ world governing body the IAAF.
The 21-year-old Coleman, running at Clemson University in his first meeting of the season, had earlier clocked 6.47 seconds in the preliminaries an hour and 40 minutes before the final. His coaches say they are optimistic of the Athlete’s chances of winning laurels at the Olympics.