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Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates winning gold in the (Credit: AP)

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates winning gold in the women's 100-meter hurdles final during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 7, 2012)

Women's track and field Olympic records

Olympic records in women's athletics events. Records held by international athletes are accompanied by the U.S. Olympic record in the event.

WOMEN’S 100-METER DASH — 10.62 SECONDS FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER
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WOMEN’S 100-METER DASH — 10.62 SECONDS
FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER

United States
1988 Seoul Olympics

WOMEN’S 200-METER DASH — 21.34 SECONDS FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER
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WOMEN’S 200-METER DASH — 21.34 SECONDS
FLORENCE GRIFFITH-JOYNER

United States
1988 Seoul Olympics

WOMEN’S 400-METER DASH — 48.25 SECONDS MARIE-JOSE PEREC
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WOMEN’S 400-METER DASH — 48.25 SECONDS
MARIE-JOSE PEREC

France
1996 Atlanta Olympics
Valerie Brisco-Hooks ran a 48.83 in the 1984 Los Angeles Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

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WOMEN’S 800-METER DASH — 1:53.43 NADEZHDA OLIZARENKO USSR
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WOMEN’S 800-METER DASH — 1:53.43
NADEZHDA OLIZARENKO

USSR
1980 Moscow Olympics
Kim Gallagher ran a 1:56.91 in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 1,500-METER RUN — 3:53.96 PAULA IVAN Romania
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WOMEN’S 1,500-METER RUN — 3:53.96
PAULA IVAN

Romania
1988 Seoul Olympics
Mary Slaney ran a 4:02.49 in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 5,000-METER RUN — 14:40.79 GABRIELA SZABO Romania
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WOMEN’S 5,000-METER RUN — 14:40.79
GABRIELA SZABO

Romania
2000 Sydney Olympics
Lynn Jennings ran a 15:17.50 in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 10,000-METER RUN — 29:54.66 TIRUNESH DIBABA Ethiopia
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WOMEN’S 10,000-METER RUN — 29:54.66
TIRUNESH DIBABA

Ethiopia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Shalana Flanagan ran a 30:22.22 in the 2008 Beijing Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S MARATHON — 2:23:07 TIKI GELANA Ethiopia 2008
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WOMEN’S MARATHON — 2:23:07
TIKI GELANA

Ethiopia
2008 London Olympics
Joan Benoit Samuelson ran a 2:24:52 in the 1984 Los Angeles games for the U.S. Olympic record.

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WOMEN’S 100-METER HURDLES — 12.35 SECONDS SALLY PEARSON
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WOMEN’S 100-METER HURDLES — 12.35 SECONDS
SALLY PEARSON

Australia
2012 London Olympics
Joanna Hayes ran a 12.37 in the 2004 Athens Olympics for the U.S. Olympic record. Dawn Harper equaled the mark in 2012.

WOMEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 52.64 SECONDS MELANIE WALKER
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WOMEN’S 400-METER HURDLES — 52.64 SECONDS
MELANIE WALKER

Jamaica
2008 Beijing Olympics
Kim Batten ran a 53.08 in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE — 8:58.61 GULNARA GALKINA Russia
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WOMEN’S 3,000-METER STEEPLECHASE — 8:58.61
GULNARA GALKINA

Russia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Jennifer Barringer ran a 9:22.26 in the 2008 Beijing Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 20-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 1:26:31 OLGA KANISKINA
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WOMEN’S 20-KILOMETER RACE WALK — 1:26:31
OLGA KANISKINA

Russia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Joanna Dow walked a 1:34:15 in the 2008 Beijing Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S 4x100-METER RELAY — 40.82 SECONDS UNITED STATES
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WOMEN’S 4x100-METER RELAY — 40.82 SECONDS
UNITED STATES

2012 London Olympics

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WOMEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 3:15.17 USSR 1988 Seoul
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WOMEN’S 4x400-METER RELAY — 3:15.17
USSR

1988 Seoul Olympics
Team USA ran a 3:15.51 in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.06 METERS YELENA SLESARENKO
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WOMEN’S HIGH JUMP — 2.06 METERS
YELENA SLESARENKO

Russia
2004 Athens Olympics
Louise Ritter jumped 2.01 meters in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S POLE VAULT — 5.05 METERS YELENA ISINBAYEVA
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WOMEN’S POLE VAULT — 5.05 METERS
YELENA ISINBAYEVA

Russia
2008 Beijing Olympics
Jennifer Stuczynski vaulted 4.89 meters in the 2008 Beijing Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S LONG JUMP — 7.40 METERS JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE
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WOMEN’S LONG JUMP — 7.40 METERS
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

United States
1988 Seoul Olympics

WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP — 15.39 METERS FRANCOISE MBANGO
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WOMEN’S TRIPLE JUMP — 15.39 METERS
FRANCOISE MBANGO

Cameroon
2008 Beijing Olympics
Sheila Hudson jumped 14.26 meters in the 1996 Atlanta Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

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WOMEN’S SHOT PUT — 22.41 METERS ILONA SLUPIANEK
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WOMEN’S SHOT PUT — 22.41 METERS
ILONA SLUPIANEK

East Germany
1980 Moscow Olympics
Bonnie Dasse threw 19.45 meters in the 1988 Seoul Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S DISCUS — 72.30 METERS MARTINA HELLMANN East
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WOMEN’S DISCUS — 72.30 METERS
MARTINA HELLMANN

East Germany
1988 Seoul Olympics
Leslie Deniz threw 64.86 meters in the 1984 Los Angeles Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW — 78.18 METERS TATYANA LYSENKO
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WOMEN’S HAMMER THROW — 78.18 METERS
TATYANA LYSENKO

Russia
2012 London Olympics
Dawn Ellerbe threw 66.80 meters in the 2000 Sydney Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S JAVELIN THROW — 71.53 METERS OSLEIDYS MENENDEZ
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WOMEN’S JAVELIN THROW — 71.53 METERS
OSLEIDYS MENENDEZ

Cuba
2004 Athens Olympics
Lynda Blutreich threw 55.25 meters in the 2000 Sydney Games for the U.S. Olympic record.

WOMEN’S HEPTATHLON — 7,291 POINTS JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE United
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WOMEN’S HEPTATHLON — 7,291 POINTS
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE

United States
1988 Seoul Olympics

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