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World records - Women

Last updated: September 2005

Event

Record

Name/Surname

Nation

Date

Location

100m

10.49

Florence Griffith-Joyner

USA

16/7/88

Indiana

200m

21.34

Florence Griffith-Joyner

USA

29/9/88

Seoul

400m

47.60

Marita Koch

E. GER

6/10/85

Canberra

800m

1:53.28

Jarmila Kratochvilova

CZE

26/7/83

Munich
1000m 2:28.98 Svetlana Masterkova RUS 8/23/96 Brussels

1500m

3:50.46

Qu Yunxia

CHN

11/9/93

 
Mile 4:12.56 Svetlana Masterkova RUS 8/14/96 Zürich
2000m 5:25.35 Sonia O'Sullivan IRE 7/08/94 Edinburgh

3000m

8:06.11

Wang Junxia

CHN

13/9/93

Beijing

5000m

14:24.68

Elvan Abeylegesse

TUR

6/11/04

Bergen, Norway

10000m

29:31.78

Wang Junxia

CHN

8/9/93

Beijing

100m h

12.21

Yordanka Donkova

BUL

20/8/88

Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

400m h

52.34

Yuliya Pechonkina

RUS

8/08/03

Tula, Russia
3000m S'chase 9:01.59 Gulnara Samitova  RUS 8/10/03 Tula, Russia

Marathon

2:15:25

Paula Radcliffe

GBR

13/4/03

 

10000m walk

41:56.23

Nadezhda Ryashkina

RUS

24/7/90

 

20000m walk

1:26:52

Olimpiada Ivanova

RUS

6/9/01

 

4 x 100m

41.37

Gladisch, Rieger, Auerswald, Gohr

GDR

6/10/85

 

4 x 400m

3:15.17

Ledovskaya, Nazarova, Pinigina, Bryzgina

USR

1/10/88

 

High Jump

2.09m

Stefka Kostadinova

BUL

30/8/87

 

Pole Vault

5:01m

Yelena Isinbayeva

RUS

8/05

Helskini

Long Jump

7.52m

Galina Christyakova

USR

11/6/88

 

Triple Jump

15.50m

Inessa Kravets

UKR

10/8/95

 

Shot Putt

22.63m

Natalya Lisovskaya

USR

7/6/87

 

Discus Throw

76.80m

Gabriele Reinsch

GDR

9/7/88

 

Hammer Throw

76.07m

Mihaela Melinte

ROM

29/8/99

 

Javelin

71.54m

Osleidys Menendez

CUB

1/7/01

 

Heptathlon

7291 p.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

USA

23-24/9/88