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Women's track and field Olympic records

Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates winning gold in the

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) Photo Credit: AP

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.

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.

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

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.

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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