Women's Athletics Records

Women’s Athletics Records
Event World Record
African Record
SA Record
100m
100m 10.49
Florence Griffith Joyner
(16 Jul 1988)
10.78
Murielle Ahoure
(11 Jun 2016)
11.06
Evette de Klerk/Carina Horn
(20 Apr 1990/ 11 July 2015)
200m 21.34
Florence Griffith Joyner
(29 Sept 1988)
22.06/22.07
Mary Onyali (+0.7 m/s)Evette de Klerk (-0.01 m/s)
(14 Aug 1996/8 Apr 1989 )
A-22.06
Evette de Klerk
(8 Apr 1989)
400m
47.60
Marita Koch
(6 Oct 1985)
49.10
Falilat Ogunkoya
(29 Jul 1996)
50.05
Heidi Syerling
(25 Sept 2000)
800m
1:53.28
Jarmila Kratochilova
(26 Jul 1983)
1:54.01
Pamela Jelimo
(29 Aug2008)
1:55.33
Caster Semenya
(15 July 2016)
1500m
3:50.07
Genzebe Dibaba
(17 Jul 2015)
3:50.07
Genzebe Dibaba
(17 Jul 2015)
4:01.81
Zola Budd
(21 Mar 1984)
3000m
8.06.11
Wang Junxia
(13 Sept 1993)
8:20.68
Helen Obiri
(9 May 2014)
8:32.00
Elana Meyer
(29 Apr 1991)
5000m
14:11.15
Tirunesh Dibaba
(6 Jun 2008)
14:11.15
Tirunesh Dibaba
(6 Jun 2008)
14:44.05
Elana Meyer
(22 July 1995)
10000m
29:31.78
Wang Junxia
(8 Sept 1993)
29:53.80
Meselech Melkamu
(14 Jun 2009)
30:52.51
Elana Meyer
(10 Sept 1994)
4x100m Relay
40.82
USA – Jenkins, Colander-Richardson, Perry, Jones
(10 Aug 2012)
42.39
Nigeria – Utondu, Idehen, Opara-Thompson, Onyali-Omagbemi
(7 Aug 1992)
43.25
Hartman, Moropane, Holtshausen, Syerling
(18 Mar 2000)
4x400m Relay 3:15.17
Soviet Union – Ledovskaya, Nazarova, Pinigina, Bryzgina
(1 Oct 1988)
3:21.04
Nigeria – Afolabi, Yusuf, Opara, Ogunkoya
(3 Aug 1996)
3:28.49
Semenya, Griessel, Nel, Palframan
(26 Jun 2016)
3000m SC
8.58.81
Gulnara Samitova-Galkina
(17 Aug 2008)
9:00.16
Hyvin Jepkemoi
(28 May 2016)
9:54.19
Tebogo Masehla
(4 Jun 2011)
100m Hurdles
12:20
Kendra Harrison
(22 Jul 2016)
12.44
Glory Alozie
(28 Aug 1998)
12.94
Corien Botha
(10 Jul 1998)
400m Hurdles 52.34
Yulia Pechonkina
(8 Aug 2003)
52.90
Nezha Bidouane
(25 Aug 1999)
53.74
Myrtle Bothma
(18 Apr 1986)
High Jump
2.09m
Stefka Kostadinova
(30 Aug 1987)
2.06m
Hestrie Cloete
(31 Aug 2003)
2.06m
Hestrie Cloete
(31 Aug 2003)
Pole Vault
5.06m
Yelena Isinbayeva
(28 Aug 2009)
4.42m
Elmarie Gerryts
(12 Jun 2000)
4.42m
Elmarie Gerryts
(12 Jun 2000)
Long Jump
7.52m
Galina Chistyakova
(11 Jun 1988)
7.12m
Chioma Ajunwa
(2 Aug 1996)
6.93m
Karin Melis Mey
(7 Jul 2007)
Triple Jump
15.50m
Inessa Kravets
(10 Aug 1995)
15.39m
Francois Mbango Etone
(17 Aug 2008)
A-13.98m/13.90m
Patience Ntshingila#
(24 Mar 2012/29 Apr 2016)
Shot Putt
22.63m
Natalya Lisovskaya
(7 Jun 1987)
18.43
Vivian Chukwuemeka
(19 Apr 2003)
17.88m
Drienkie van Wyk
(25 Jan 2002)
Discus Throw
76.80m
Gabriele Reinsch
(9 Jul 1988)
64.87m
Elizna Naude
(2 Mar 2007)
64.87m
Elizna Naude
(2 Mar 2007)
Hammer Throw
81.08m
Anita Wladarczyk
(1 Aug 2015)
69.70m
Amy Sene
(25 May 2014)
59.37
Elmarie Knoetzen
(1 Feb 2002)
Javelin Throw
72.28m
Barbora Spotakova
(13 Sept 2008)
69.35m
Sunette Viljoen
(9 Jun 2012)
69.35m
Sunette Viljoen
(9 Jun 2012)
Heptathlon
7291 pts
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
(24 Sept 1988)
6423 pts
Margaret Simpson
(29 May 2012)
6181 pts
Janice Jospehs
(23 Mar 2006)
20km Walk
1:24.38
Liu Hong
(6 Jun 2015)
1:30.43
Grace Wanjiru Njue
(26 Jun 2016)
1:36.18
Susan Vermeulen
(2 May 1999)
Marathon
2:15.25
Paula Radcliffe
(13 Apr 2003)
2:18.37
Mary Keitany
(22 Apr 2012)
a-2:25.15/2:26.35
(Elana Meyer)/Colleen de Reuck
(18 Apr 1994/ 29 Sept 1996)

  • A – Affected by Altitude
  • a – Aided road course according to IAAF rules
  • #- Hasn’t been ratified yet