Athletics World Championships 2013 – Do You Know The World Records to Beat (Women)?

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imagesCAH8CQQPThe Athletics World Championships will start tomorrow in Moscow.

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If you want to closely follow this event and know some facts about the women’s world records for the 23 events that will take place in Moscow you may consider reading these brief notes.

In women, Europe dominates with 16 world records mainly obtained by eastern Europe Athletes. Americas hold 4,  Asia 2 and Africa only 1.

The oldest World Record (30 years) belongs to former Czech Republic’s Jarmila Kratochvílová in 800 metres. The more recent one (just about to complete 1 year) was obtained by Elena Lashmanova (Russia) in the 20 Km Walk event.

On average, women’s world records, considering the 23 events, have endured for 15.71 years, meaning that men (12.25 years) beat world records more often. In all sprint races (4x100m relay is the exception) world records have more than 25 years.

If you want to know in detail all the records that officially stand before the championships, see the table below.

And don’t forget that beating a world record entitles athletes a special award.

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Event Record Athlete Country Date
100 m  10.49 Florence Griffith Joyner  United States 16 July 1988
200 m  21.34  Florence Griffith Joyner  United States 29 September 1988
400 m  47.60 Marita Koch  East Germany 6 October 1985
800 m  1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Czech Republic 26 July 1983
1500 m  3:50.46 Qu Yunxia  China 11 September 1993
5000 m  14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 6 June 2008
10,000 m  29:31.78 Wang Junxia  China 8 September 1993
Marathon  02:15:25 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 13 April 2003
3000 m steeplechase  8:58.81 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 17 August 2008
100 m hurdles  12.21 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria 20 August 1988
400 m hurdles  52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina  Russia 8 August 2003
High jump  2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria 30 August 1987
Pole vault  5.06 m Yelena Isinbayeva  Russia 28 August 2009
Long jump  7.52 m Galina Chistyakova  Soviet Union 11 June 1988
Triple jump  15.50 m Inessa Kravets  Ukraine 10 August 1995
Shot put  22.63 m Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union 7 June 1987
Discus throw  76.80 m Gabriele Reinsch  East Germany 9 July 1988
Hammer throw  79.42 m Betty Heidler  Germany 21 May 2011
Javelin throw  72.28 m Barbora Špotáková  Czech Republic 13 September 2008
Heptathlon  7291 pts Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States 23–24 September 1988
20 km walk (road)  01:25:02 Elena Lashmanova  Russia 11 August 2012
4×100 m relay  40.82 Tianna Madison  United States 10 August 2012
    Allyson Felix    
    Bianca Knight    
    Carmelita Jeter    
4×400 m relay  3:15.17 Tatyana Ledovskaya,  Soviet Union 1 October 1988
    Olga Nazarova,    
    Mariya Pinigina,    
    Olga Bryzgina    

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