Athletic Records Table
The table below contains Olympic And World Records in all athletic events included in official Olympic program.
  • The newest World record belongs to Ashton Eaton (Decathlon 9039 pts, 23 June 2012).
  • The oldest World record belongs to Jarmila Kratochvílová (800m track race 1:53.28, 26 July 1983).
  • Bob Beamon is the record holder of the oldest olympic record (Long Jump 8.90 m, 18 Oct 1968 !!!, Mexico). His world record stood for 23 years !!! and was finally broken by Mike Powel in 1991 (8.95 m - current world record)
Note: Click on the links to convert length/distance or speed to other unit systems (e.g. yards or mph)
Important! The list below shows world and olympic records established prior to London Olympic Games. To see records broken in London 2012 visit: London 2012 record holders. All, world and olympic, athletic records are available here: Current Athletic Records. See also: Schedule of the Athletics Events in London

Update: July 25, 2012
EventWR/ORRecord[m/s]Record Holder DatePlace
100mWR Men9.5810.44Usain BoltJAMAug 16, 2009Berlin, Germany
OR Men9.6910.32Usain BoltJAMAug 16, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women10.49 9.53Florence Griffith JoynerUSAJul 16, 1988Indianapolis, USA
OR Women10.629.42Florence Griffith JoynerUSASep 24, 1988Seul, Korea
200mWR Men19.1910.42Usain BoltUSAAug 20, 2009Berlin, Germany
OR Men19.3010.36Usain BoltJAMAug 20, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women21.34 9.37Florence Griffith JoynerUSASep 29, 1988Seul, Korea
OR Women21.349.37Florence Griffith JoynerUSASep 29, 1988Seul, Korea
400mWR Men43.189.26Michael JohnsonUSAAug 26, 1999Seville, Spain
OR Men43.499.20Michael JohnsonUSAJul 29, 1996Atlanta, GA, USA
WR Women47.60 8.40Marita KochGDROct 06, 1985Canberra, Australia
OR Women48.258.29Marie José PérecFRAJul 29, 1996Atlanta, GA, USA
800mWR Men1:41.017.92David RudishaKENAug 29, 2010Rieti, Italy
OR Men1:42.587.80Vebjørn RodalNORJul 31, 1996Atlanta, GA, USA
WR Women1:53.28 7.06Jarmila KratochvílováCSKJul 26, 1983Monachium, Germany
OR Women1:53.437.05Nadezhda OlizarenkoURSJul 27, 1980Moscow, USSR
1500mWR Men3:26.007.28Hicham El GuerroujMARSep 05, 1998Rome, Italy
OR Men3:32.077.07Noah NgenyKENSep 29, 2000Sydney, Australia
WR Women3:50.46 6.51Qu YunxiaCHNSep 11, 1993Beijing, China
OR Women3:53.966.41Paula IvanROMSep 26, 1988Seul, Korea
5000mWR Men12:37.356.60Kenenisa BekeleETHMay 31, 2004Hangelo, Holand
OR Men12:57.826.43Kenenisa BekeleETHAug 23, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women14:11.15 5.87Tirunesh DibabaETHJun 06, 2008Oslo, Norway
OR Women14:40.795.68Gabriela SzaboROMSep 25, 2000Sydney, Australia
10000mWR Men26:17.536.34Kenenisa BekeleETHAug 26, 2005Brussels, Belgium
OR Men27:01.176.17Kenenisa BekeleETHAug 17, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women29:31.78 5.64Wang JunxiaCHNSep 08, 1993Beijing, China
OR Women29:54.665.57Tirunesh DibabaETHAug 15, 2008Beijing, China
Marathon
(42195m)
WR Men2:03:385.69Patrick Makau MusyokiKENSep 25, 2011Berlin, Germany
OR Men2:06:325.56Samuel WanjiruKENAug 24, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women2:15:25 5.19Paula RadcliffeUKApr 13, 2005London, UK
OR Women2:23:144.91Naoko TakahashiJPNSep 24, 2000Sydney, Australia
100m
Hurdles
WR Men------
OR Men------
WR Women12.21 8.19Jordanka DonkovaBULAug 20, 1988Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
OR Women12.378.08Joanna HayesUSAAug 24, 2004Athens, Greece
110m
Hurdles
WR Men12.878.55Dayron RoblesCUBJun 12, 2008Ostrava, Czech Rep
OR Men12.918.52Xiang LiuCHNAug 27, 2004Athens, Greece
WR Women -----
OR Women------
400m
Hurdles
WR Men46.788.55Kevin YoungUSAAug 06, 1992Barcelona, Spain
OR Men46.788.55Kevin YoungUSAAug 06, 1992Barcelona, Spain
WR Women52.34 7.64Yuliya PechonkinaRUSAug 08, 2003Tula, Russia
OR Women52.647.60Melaine WalkerJAMAug 20, 2008Beijing, China
3000m
Steeplechase
WR Men7:53.636.33Saif Saaeed ShaheenQUASep 03, 2004Brussels, Belgium
OR Men8:05.516.18Julius KariukiKENSep 30, 1988Seul, Korea
WR Women8:58.81 5.57Gulnara Samitova-galkinaRUSAug 17, 2008Beijing, China
OR Women8:58.815.57Gulnara Samitova-galkinaRUSAug 17, 2008Beijing, China
4x100m
Relay
WR Men37.0410.80Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
JAMSep 04, 2011Taegu, Korea
OR Men37.1010.78Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
JAMAug 22, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women41.37 9.67Silke Gladisch
Sabine Rieger
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
GDROct 06, 1985Canberra, Australia
OR Women41.609.62Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
GDRAug 01, 1980Moscow, USSR
4x400m
Relay
WR Men2:54.299.18Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
USAAug 22, 1993Stuttgart, Germany
OR Men2:55.399.12Lashawn Merritt
Angelo Taylor
David Neville
Jeremy Wariner
USAAug 23, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women3:15.17 8.20Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
URSOct 01, 1988Seul, Korea
OR Women3:15.178.20Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
URSOct 01, 1988Seul, Korea
20km
Walk
WR Men1:16:434.34Sergey MorozovRUSJun 08, 2008Saransk, Russia
OR Men1:18:594.22Robert KorzeniowskiPOLSep 22, 2000Sydney, Australia
WR Women1:25:08 3.92Vera SokolovaRUSFeb 26, 2011Sochi, Russia
OR Women1:26:313.85Olga KaniskinaRUSAug 21, 2008Beijing, China
50km
Walk
WR Men3:34:143.89Denis NizhegorodovRUSMay 11, 2008Cheboksary, Russia
OR Men3:37:093.84Alex SchwazerITAAug 22, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women -----
OR Women------
High
Jump
WR Men2.45m-Javier SotomayorCUBJul 27, 1993Salamanca, Spain
OR Men2.39m-Charles AustinUSAJul 28, 1996Atlanta, GA, USA
WR Women2.09m-Stefka KostadinovaBULAug 30, 1987Rome, Italy
OR Women2.06m-Yelena SlesarenkoRUSAug 28, 2004Athens, Greece
Long
Jump
WR Men8.95m-Mike PowellUSAAug 30, 1991Tokyo, Japan
OR Men8.90m-Bob BeamonUSAOct 18, 1968Mexico City, Mexico
WR Women7.52m-Galina ChistyakovaURSJun 11, 1988Leningrad, USSR
OR Women7.40m-Jackie Joyner KerseeUSASep 29, 1988Seul, Korea
Pole
Vault
WR Men6.14m-Sergey BubkaUKRJul 31, 1994Sestriere, Italy
OR Men5.96m-Steven HookerAUSAug 22, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women5.06m-Yelena IsinbayevaRUSAug 28, 2009Zurich, Switzerland
OR Women5.05m-Yelena IsinbayevaRUSAug 18, 2008Beijing, China
Triple
Jump
WR Men18.29m-Jonathan EdwardsUK Aug 07, 1995Göteborg, Sweden
OR Men18.09m-Kenny HarrisonUSAJul 27, 1996Atlanta, GA, USA
WR Women15.50m-Inessa KravetsUKRAug 10, 1995Göteborg, Sweden
OR Women15.39m-Françoise Mbango EtoneCMRAug 17, 2008Beijing, China
Shot
Put
WR Men23.12m-Randy BarnesUSAMay 20, 1990Westwood, USA
OR Men22.47m-Ulf TimmermannGDRSep 23, 1988Seul, Korea
WR Women22.63m-Natalya LisovskayaURSJun 07, 1987Moscow, USSR
OR Women22.41m-Ilona SlupianekGDRJul 24, 1980Moscow, USSR
Discus
Throw
WR Men74.08m-Jürgen SchultGDRJun 06, 1986Neubrandenburg, Germany
OR Men69.89m-Virgilijus AleknaLTUAug 23, 2004Athens, Greece
WR Women76.80m-Gabriele ReinschGDRJul 09, 1988Neubrandenburg, Germany
OR Women72.30m-Martina HellmannGDRSep 29, 1988Seul, Korea
Hammer
Throw
WR Men86.74m-Jurij SiedychURSAug 30, 1986Stuttgart, Germany
OR Men84.80m-Sergey LitvinovURSSep 26, 1988Seul, Korea
WR Women79.42m-Betty HeidlerGDRMay 21, 2011Halle, Germany
OR Women76.34m-Aksana MiankovaBLRAug 20, 2008Beijing, China
Javelin
Throw
WR Men98.48m-Jan železnýCZEMay 25, 1996Jena, Germany
OR Men90.57m-Andreas ThorkildsenNORAug 23, 2008Beijing, China
WR Women72.28m-Barbora špotákováCZESep 13, 2008Stuttgart, Germany
OR Women71.53m-Osleidys MenéndezCUBAug 27, 2004Athens, Greece
Decathlon
(Men)
Heptatlon
(Women)
WR Men9039-Ashton EatonUSAJun 23, 2012Eugene, US
OR Men8893-Roman šebrleCZEAug 24, 2004Athens, Greece
WR Women7291-Jackie Joyner KerseeUSASep 24, 1988Seul, Korea
OR Women7291-Jackie Joyner KerseeUSASep 24, 1988Seul, Korea
 
 

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