Women's 20 kilometres walk world record progression

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The following table shows the world record progression in the women's 20 kilometres walk, as recognised by the IAAF.

World record progression[edit]

Time Athlete Date Place Ref
2:24:00  Antonie Briksová (TCH) 1931-09-06 Prague, Czechoslovakia
2:14:07  Antonie Odvárková (TCH) 1931-09-14 Prague, Czechoslovakia
1:59:02  Lina Aebersold (SUI) 1934-06-09 Zürich, Switzerland
1:57:35  Marie van Tonder (RSA) 1962-07-28 Cape Town, South Africa
1:57:26  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1963-10-27 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:54:30  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1967-10-22 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:53:46  Karin Møller (DEN) 1968-10-27 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:51:05  Irma Hansson (SWE) 1969-10-12 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:47:10  Margareta Simu (SWE) 1973-09-22 Copenhagen, Denmark
1:43:38  Lilian Harpur (AUS) 1977-07-16 Adelaide, Australia
1:43:20  Thorill Gylder (NOR) 1978-04-23 Mixhuca, Mexico
1:41:42  Susan Cook (AUS) 1980-02-03 Melbourne, Australia
1:39:31  Susan Cook (AUS) 1981-12-20 Melbourne, Australia
1:36:36  Susan Cook (AUS) 1982-12-19 Melbourne, Australia
1:36:23  Susan Cook (AUS) 1984-07-07 Canberra, Australia
1:36:19  Sally Pierson (AUS) 1984-07-17 Melbourne, Australia
1:29:40  Kerry Junna-Saxby (AUS) 1988-05-13 Vårname, Sweden
1:27:30  Liu Hongyu (CHN) 1995-05-01 Beijing, China
1:27:30  Nadezhda Ryashkina (RUS) 1999-02-07 Adler, Russia
1:26:22  Wang Yan (CHN) 2001-11-19 Guangzhou, China
1:25:41  Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 2005-08-07 Helsinki, Finland
1:25:08  Vera Sokolova (RUS) 2011-02-26 Sochi, Russia [1]
1:25:02  Elena Lashmanova (RUS) 2012-08-11 London, England [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sokolova just manages to head-off Kirdyapkina and clocks 1:25:08 World record". IAAF. 2011-02-26. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  2. ^ "20km Race Walk Results". IAAF. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 11 August 2012.