Women's 100 metres hurdles world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the women's 100 metres hurdles. The first world record in the event was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1969.[1] 21 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

Records 1969-1976[edit]

Time Wind Auto Athlete Country Venue Date
13.3 1.0 Karin Balzer  East Germany Warsaw 1969-06-20
13.3 1.0 Teresa Sukniewicz  Poland Warsaw 1969-06-20
13.0 1.6 Karin Balzer  East Germany Leipzig 1969-07-27
12.9 0.7 Karin Balzer  East Germany East Berlin 1969-09-05
12.8 1.3 Teresa Sukniewicz  Poland Warsaw 1970-06-20
12.8 1.1 12.93 Chi Cheng  Chinese Taipei Munich 1970-07-12
12.7 0.4 Karin Balzer  East Germany East Berlin 1970-07-26
12.7 1.6 Teresa Sukniewicz  Poland Warsaw 1970-09-20
12.7 1.5 Karin Balzer  East Germany East Berlin 1971-07-25
12.6 1.9 Karin Balzer  East Germany East Berlin 1971-07-31
12.5 0.7 Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany Potsdam 1972-06-15
12.5 0.9 12.93 Pamela Ryan  Australia Warsaw 1972-06-28
12.3 1.5 12.68 Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany Dresden 1973-07-22

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Records since 1977[edit]

From 1975, the IAAF accepted separate automatically electronically timed records for events up to 400 metres. From 1977, the IAAF required fully automatic timing to the hundredth of a second for these events.[1]

Time Wind Athlete Country Venue Date
12.59 0.6 Annelie Ehrhardt  East Germany Munich 1972-09-08
12.48 1.9 Grażyna Rabsztyn  Poland Fürth 1978-06-10
12.36 1.9 Grażyna Rabsztyn  Poland Warsaw 1980-06-13
12.35 0.1 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria Cologne 1986-08-17
12.29 −0.4 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria Cologne 1986-08-17
12.26 1.5 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria Ljubljana 1986-09-07
12.25 1.4 Ginka Zagorcheva  Bulgaria Drama 1987-08-08
12.21 0.7 Yordanka Donkova  Bulgaria Stara Zagora 1988-08-20

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. (Part 5 of 5)" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. pp. 595, 697, 698. Retrieved 2013-03-11.