Women's high jump world record progression

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The first world record in the women's high jump was recognised by the Fédération Sportive Féminine Internationale (FSFI) in 1922. The FSFI was absorbed by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1936. As of June 21, 2009, the IAAF (and the FSFI before it) has ratified 56 world records in the event.[1]

Record progression[edit]

Stefka Kostadinova Ludmilla Andonowa Tamara Bykowa Ulrike Meyfarth Sara Simeoni Rosemarie Ackermann Jordanka Blagojewa Ilona Gusenbauer Iolanda Balas Mildred Singleton Fanny Blankers-Koen Dorothy Tyler Jean Shiley Carolina Gisoll Ethel Catherwood Phyllis Green Nancy Vorhees

Height Athlete Date Place
1.46 m  Nancy Vorhees (USA) 20 May 1922 Simsbury[1]
1.485 m  Elizabeth Stine (USA) 26 May 1923 Leonia[1]
1.485 m  Sophie Eliott-Lynn (GBR) 6 August 1923 Brentwood[1]
1.524 m  Phyllis Green (GBR) 11 July 1925 London[1]
1.552 m  Phyllis Green (GBR) 2 August 1926 London[1]
1.58 m  Ethel Catherwood (CAN) 6 September 1926 Regina[1]
1.58 m  Lien Gisolf (NED) 3 July 1928 Brussels[1]
1.595 m  Ethel Catherwood (CAN) 5 August 1928 Amsterdam[1]
1.605 m  Lien Gisolf (NED) 18 August 1929 Maastricht[1]
1.62 m  Lien Gisolf (NED) 12 June 1932 Amsterdam[1]
1.65 m  Jean Shiley (USA) 7 August 1932 Los Angeles[1]
1.65 m  Mildred Didrikson (USA) 7 August 1932 Los Angeles[1]
1.66 m  Dorothy Odam (GBR) 29 May 1939 Brentwood[1]
1.66 m  Esther van Heerden (South Africa) 29 March 1941 Stellenbosch[1]
1.66 m  Ilsebill Pfenning (SUI) 27 July 1941 Lugano[1]
1.71 m  Fanny Blankers-Koen (NED) 30 May 1943 Amsterdam[1]
1.72 m  Sheila Lerwill (GBR) 7 July 1951 London[1]
1.73 m  Aleksandra Chudina (URS) 22 May 1954 Kiev[1]
1.74 m  Thelma Hopkins (GBR) 5 May 1956 Belfast[1]
1.75 m  Iolanda Balaș (ROM) 14 July 1956 Bucharest[1]
1.76 m  Mildred McDaniel (USA) 1 December 1956 Melbourne[1]
1.76 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 13 October 1957 Bucharest[1]
1.77 m  Zheng Fengrong (CHN) 17 November 1957 Beijing[1]
1.78 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 7 June 1958 Bucharest[1]
1.80 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 22 June 1958 Cluj-Napoca[1]
1.81 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 31 July 1958 Poiana Brasov[1]
1.82 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 4 October 1958 Bucharest[1]
1.83 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 18 October 1958 Bucharest[1]
1.84 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 21 September 1959 Bucharest[1]
1.85 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 6 June 1960 Bucharest[1]
1.86 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 10 July 1960 Bucharest[1]
1.87 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 15 April 1961 Bucharest[1]
1.88 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 18 June 1961 Warsaw[1]
1.90 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 8 July 1961 Budapest[1]
1.91 m  Iolanda Balaş (ROM) 16 July 1961 Sofia[1]
1.92 m  Ilona Gusenbauer (AUT) 4 September 1971 Vienna[1]
1.92 m  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 4 September 1972 Munich[1]
1.94 m  Yordanka Blagoeva (BUL) 24 September 1972 Zagreb[1]
1.94 m  Rosemarie Witschas (GDR) 24 August 1974 Berlin[1]
1.95 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 8 September 1974 Rome[1]
1.96 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 8 May 1976 Dresden[1]
1.96 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 3 July 1977 Dresden[1]
1.97 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 14 August 1977 Helsinki[1]
1.97 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 26 August 1977 West Berlin[1]
2.00 m  Rosemarie Ackermann (GDR) 26 August 1977 West Berlin[1]
2.01 m  Sara Simeoni (ITA) 4 August 1978 Brescia[1]
2.01 m  Sara Simeoni (ITA) 31 August 1978 Prague[1]
2.02 m  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 8 September 1982 Athens[1]
2.03 m  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 21 August 1983 London[1]
2.03 m  Tamara Bykova (URS) 21 August 1983 London[1]
2.04 m  Tamara Bykova (URS) 25 August 1983 Pisa[1]
2.05 m  Tamara Bykova (URS) 22 June 1984 Kiev[1]
2.07 m  Lyudmila Andonova (BUL) 20 July 1984 East Berlin[1]
2.07 m  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 25 May 1986 Sofia[1]
2.08 m  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 31 May 1986 Sofia[1]
2.09 m  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 30 August 1987 Rome[1]

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