Men's 100 metres European record progression

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The following table shows the European record progression in the men's 100 metres, as ratified by the European Athletic Association.[1][2]

Hand timing[edit]

Time Athlete Nationality Venue Date
10.3 Arthur Jonath  Germany Bochum, Germany 5 June 1932
10.3 Chris Berger  Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands 26 August 1934
10.3 Lennart Strandberg  Sweden Malmö, Sweden 26 September 1936
10.3 Karl Neckermann  Germany Berlin, Germany 8 July 1939
10.2 McDonald Bailey  United Kingdom Belgrade, Yugoslavia 25 August 1951
10.2 Heinz Futterer  Germany Yokohama, Japan 31 October 1954
10.2 Manfred Germar  Germany Cologne, West Germany 31 July 1957
10.2 Livio Berruti  Italy Verona, Italy 26 May 1960
10.0 Armin Hary  Germany Zurich, Switzerland 21 June 1960
10.0 Roger Bambuck  France Sacramento, United States 20 June 1968
10.0 Vladislav Sapeya  Soviet Union Leninakan, Soviet Union 15 August 1968
10.0 Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union Kiev, Soviet Union 18 August 1969
10.0 Gert Metz  West Germany Burg-Gretesch, West Germany 6 September 1970
10.0 Manfred Kokot  East Germany Erfurt, East Germany 15 May 1971
10.0 Vasilios Papageorgopoulos  Greece Bratislava, Czechoslovakia 3 June 1972
10.0 Pietro Mennea  Italy Milan, Italy 16 June 1972
10.0 Raimo Vilén  Finland Vuosaari, Finland 27 July 1972
10.0 Aleksandr Kornelyuk  Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 10 July 1973
10.0 Michael Droese  East Germany Dresden, East Germany 11 July 1973
10.0 Hans-Jurgen Bombach  East Germany Dresden, East Germany 20 July 1973
10.0 Siegfried Schenke  East Germany Berlin, Germany 29 August 1973
10.0 Manfred Ommer  West Germany Leverkusen, West Germany 22 July 1974

Automatic timing[edit]

Time Athlete Nationality Venue Date
10.07 Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union Munich, West Germany 31 August 1972
10.01 Pietro Mennea  Italy Mexico City, Mexico 14 September 1979
10.00 Marian Woronin  Poland Warsaw, Poland 9 June 1984
9.97 Linford Christie  United Kingdom Seoul, South Korea 24 September 1988
9.92 Linford Christie  United Kingdom Tokyo, Japan 25 August 1991
9.87 Linford Christie  United Kingdom Stuttgart, Germany 15 August 1993
9.86 Francis Obikwelu  Portugal Athens, Greece 22 August 2004

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