Track and Field: Women’s World Records

  • Grades: 6–8, 9–12

Event
Record

Record Holder

Date
100 m10.49 secFlorence Griffith Joyner (U.S.)July 16, 1988
200 m21.34 secFlorence Griffith Joyner (U.S.)Sept. 29, 1988
400 m47.60 secMarita Koch (E.Ger.)Oct. 6, 1985
800 m1 min 53.28 secJarmila Kratochvilova (Czhslvk.)July 26, 1983
1,000 m2 min 28.98 secSvetlana Masterkova (Rus.)Aug. 23, 1996
1,500 m3 min 50.46 secQu Yunxia (China)Sept. 11, 1993
Mile4 min 12.56 secSvetlana Masterkova (Rus.)Aug. 14, 1996
2,000 m5 min 25.36 secSonia O'Sullivan (Ire.)July 9, 1994
3,000 m8 min 06.11 secWang Junxia (China)Sept. 13, 1993
Steeplechase9 min 01.59 secGulnara Samitova (Rus.)July 4, 2004
5,000 m14 min 36.45 secFernanda Ribiero (Port.)July 22, 1995
10,000 m29 min 31.78 secWang Junxia (China)Sept. 8, 1993
20,000 m1 hr 6 min 48.8 secIzumi Maki (Jap.)Sept. 19, 1993
25,000 m1 hr 29 min 29.2 secKarolina Szabó (Hun.)Apr. 22, 1988
30,000 m1 hr 47 min 05.6 secKarolina Szabó (Hun.)Apr. 22, 1988
Marathon2 hr 20 min 43 secTegla Loroupe (Kenya)Sept. 26, 1999
100-m hurdles12.21 secYordanka Donkova (Bul.)Aug. 21, 1988
400-m hurdles52.61 secKim Batten (U.S.)Aug. 11, 1995
High jump2.09 m (6 ft 10.25 in)Stefka Kostadinova (Bul.)Aug. 30, 1987
Pole vault4.63 m (15 ft 2.25 in)Stacy Dragila (U.S.)July 23, 2000
Long jump7.52 m (24 ft 8.25 in)Galina Chistyakova (USSR)June 11, 1988
Triple jump15.5 m (50 ft 10.25 in)Inessa Kravets (Ukr.)Aug. 10, 1995
Shot put22.63 m (74 ft 3 in)Natalya Lisovskaya (USSR)June 7, 1987
Discus throw76.80 m (252 ft)Gabriele Reinsch (E.Ger.)July 9, 1988
Hammer throw77.80 m Tatyana Lysenko (Rus.)Aug. 15,2006
Javelin throw71.70 m Osleidys Menendez (Cuba)Aug. 14, 2005
Heptathlon7,291 pointsJackie Joyner-Kersee (U.S.)Sept. 23 - 24, 1988
5-km walk20 min 13.26 secKerry Saxby-Junna (Austl.)Feb. 25, 1996
10-km walk41 min 56.23 secNadezhda Ryashkina (Rus.)July 24, 1990
20-km walk1 hr 30 min 48.3 secRossella Giordano (It.)Aug. 4, 2000
4 - 100-m relay41.37 secE.Ger. (S. Gladisch, S. Rieger, I. Auerswald, M. Gohr)Oct. 6, 1985
4 - 200-m relay1 min 27.46 secU.S. (L. Jenkins, L. Colander-Richardson, N. Perry, M. Jones)Apr. 29, 2000
4 - 400-m relay3 min 15.18 secUSSR (T. Ledovskaya, I. Nazarova, M. Pinigina, O. Bryzgina)Oct. 10, 1988
4 - 800-m relay7 min 50.17 secUSSR (N. Olizarenko, L. Gurina, L. Borisova, I. Podyalovskaya)Aug. 5, 1984

 

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