List of Athletics World record and Olympic record in all track and field events

As the Tokyo Olympics are all set to commence from next week, we have a look at the List of Athletics World record and Olympic record in all track and field events.

List of Athletics World record and Olympic record in all track and field events
List of Athletics World record and Olympic record in all track and field events

Athletics has always been one of the top sports at the Summer Olympics. Fans across the world look forward to the event, which commences in the second week of the Summer Games.

Over the past three Olympic Games, fans have got to witness Usain Bolt, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest sprint racers of all time. He has several Olympic records to his name, spread across three events, as he has nine Gold Medals to his name.

In this article, we will have a look at the list of List of Athletics World record and Olympic record in all track and field events.

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Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

As the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 draw closer, all the excitement builds up for the multi-sporting event which are held ever four years. Several Olympic and World Records are expected to be shattered this year as well, especially in Athletics.

List of Records (Men) in all categories

EventOlympic RecordWorld Record
100 mUsain Bolt (9.63)Usain Bolt (9.58)
200 mUsain Bolt (19.30)Usain Bolt (19.19)
400 mWayde van Niekerk (43.03)Wayde van Niekerk (43.03)
800 mDavid Rudisha (1:40.91)David Rudisha (1:40.91)
1,500 mNoah Ngeny (3:32.07)Hicham El Guerrouj (3:26.00)
5,000 mKenenisa Bekele (12:57.82)Joshua Cheptegei (12:35.36)
10,000 mKenenisa Bekele (27:01.17)Joshua Cheptegei (26:11.00)
MarathonSamuel Wanjiru (2:06:32)Eliud Kipchoge (1:59:40.2)
110 m hurdlesLiu Xiang (12.91)Aries Merritt (12.80)
400 m hurdlesKevin Young (46.78)Kevin Young (46.70)
3,000 m steeplechaseConseslus Kipruto (8:03.28)Saif Saaeed Shaheen (7:53.63)
4×100 m relayJamaica (36.84)Jamaica (36.84)
4×400 m relayUSA (2:55.39)USA (2:54.29)
20 km walkChen Ding (1:18.46)Yusuke Suzuki (1:16:36)
50 km walkJared Tallent (3:36.53)Yohann Diniz (3:32:33)
High JumpCharles Austin (2.39 m)Javier Sotomayor (2.45 m)
Long JumpBob Beamon (8.90 m)Mike Powell (8.95 m)
Pole vaultThiago Braz (6.03 m)Armand Duplantis (6.18 m)
Triple JumpKenny Harrison (18.09 m)Jonathan Edwards (18.29 m)
Shot PutRyan Crouser (22.52 m)Ryan Crouser  (23.12 m)
Discuss ThrowVirgilijus Alekna (69.89 m)Jürgen Schult (74.08 m)
Hammer ThrowSergey Litvinov (84.80 m)Yuriy Sedykh (86.74 m)
Javelin ThrowAndreas Thorkildsen (90.57 m)Jan Železný (98.48 m)
DecathlonRoman Šebrle Ashton Eaton (8893 points)Kevin Mayer (9126 pts)

List of Records (Women) in all Categories:

EventOlympic RecordWorld Record
100 mFlorence Griffith Joyner (10.62)Florence Griffith Joyner
200 mFlorence Griffith Joyner (21.34)Florence Griffith Joyner
400 mMarie-José Pérec (48.25)Marita Koch
800 mNadezhda Olizarenko (1:53.43)Jarmila Kratochvílová
1,500 mPaula Ivan (3:53.96)Genzebe Dibaba
5,000 mVivian Cheruiyot (14:26.17)Letesenbet Gidey
10,000 mAlmaz Ayana (29:17.45)Sifan Hassan
MarathonTiki Gelana (2:23:07)Brigid Kosgei
100 m hurdlesSally Pearson (12.35)Kendra Harrison
400 m hurdlesMelaine Walker (52.64)Sydney McLaughlin             
3,000 m steeplechaseGulnara Galkina-Samitova (8:58.81)Beatrice Chepkoech
4×100 m relayUSA (40.82)USA
4×400 m relaySoviet Union (3:15.17)Soviet Union
20 km walkElena Lashmanova (1:25:02)Elena Lashmanova
High JumpYelena Slesarenko (2.06 m)Stefka Kostadinova
Long JumpJackie Joyner-Kersee (7.40 m)Galina Chistyakova
Pole vaultYelena Isinbayeva (5.05 m)Yelena Isinbayeva
Triple JumpFrançoise Mbango Etone (15.39 m)Inessa Kravets
Shot PutIlona Slupianek (22.41 m)Natalya Lisovskaya             
Discuss ThrowMartina Hellmann (72.30 m)Gabriele Reinsch
Hammer ThrowAnita Włodarczyk (82.29 m )Anita Włodarczyk
Javelin ThrowOsleidys Menéndez (71.53 m)Barbora Špotáková
HeptathlonJackie Joyner-Kersee (7291 pts)Jackie Joyner-Kersee

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