World and Olympic records set at the 2004 Summer Olympics

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A number of new world records and Olympic records were set in various events at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Archery[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

previous record of 685 was set in 1995 by Young Sung Shim and tied in 1996 by Kyo Moon Oh (August 12)
  • Women's individual (70 m, 72 arrow): South Korea's Park Sung Hyun, 682 points (August 12)
previous record of 679 was set in 2004 by Natalia Valeeva
  • Women's team (70 m, 216 arrow): South Korea's Lee Sung Jin, Park Sung Hyun, Yun Mi Jin, 2030 points (August 12)
previous record of 1994 was set at 2000 Games by South Korean team

Olympic records[edit]

previous record of 172 was set in 2000 by Jang Yong Ho
  • Women's Individual (70 m, 18 arrow): Korea's Yun Mi Jin, 173 points (tied record)
previous record of 173 was set in 2000 by Yun Mi Jin

Athletics[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

record of 12.91 s was set in August 1993 by Colin Jackson
previous record of 4.90 m set by Isinbayeva

Cycling[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

previous record of 34.000 s was set in August 2002 by Yonghua Jiang
This record was broken multiple times during these Games, the prior instances being:
  • New Zealand's Sarah Ulmer, 3:26.400 (August 21)
  • Australia's Katie Mactier, 3:29.945 (August 21)
previous record of 3:30.604 was set in May by Ulmer
previous record of 3:59:583 was set in 2002 by Australian team

Rowing[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

Note: rowing records are not official due to variable course conditions.
previous record of 6:50.63 was set in 1995 by Berit Christoffersen and Lene Andersson
  • Men's 8-man boat: United States team, 5:19.85 (unofficial) (August 15)
previous record of 5:22.80 was set in 1999 by Netherlands team
  • Women's 8-man boat: United States team, 5:56.55 (unofficial) (August 15)
previous record of 5:57.02 was set in 1999 by Romanian team

Shooting[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

previous record of 702.5 was set in June 2003 by Jason Parker
previous record of 588 was set in May 2002 by Igor Kolesov, and tied in July 2002 by Yang Ling

Olympic records[edit]

previous record of 596 was set in 1996 by Wolfram Waibel
  • Men's 10 m Air Rifle (Final): Zhu, 702.7 points
previous record of 696.4 was set in 2000 by Cai Yalin
previous record of 590 was set in 2000 by Franck Dumoulin
  • Men's 10 m Air Pistol (Final): China's Wang Yifu, 690.0 points
previous record of 688.9 was set in 2000 by Dumoulin
previous record of 124 was set in 1996 by Michael Diamond
  • Men's Trap (Final): Alipov, 149 hits (tied record)
previous record of 149 was set in 1996 by Diamond
previous record of 143 was set in 2000 by Russell Mark
  • Men's Double Trap (Final): Almaktoum, 189 hits (tied record)
previous record of 189 was set in 1996 by Mark
previous record of 125 was set in 1996 by Ennio Falco
previous record of 585 was set in 1996 by Yang Ling
previous record of 686.1 was set in 1996 by Aleksandra Ivosev
  • Women's 10 m Air Rifle (Qualification): Russia's Galkina, 399 points
previous record of 397 was set in 1996 by Petra Horneber
  • Women's 10 m Air Rifle (Final): China's Du Li, 502.0 points
previous record of 498.2 was set in 1992 by Yeo Kab-Soon
established new record after rule change

Swimming[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

previous record of 53.66 s was set in March 2004 by Libby Lenton
previous record of 4:08.41 was set in July 2004 by Phelps
previous record of 3:13.67 was set at 2000 Games by Australian team
previous record of 3:36.00 was set in July 2002 by German team
previous record of 3:31.54 was set in July 2003 by United States team
  • Backstroke leg of Men's 4x100 m medley: United States's Aaron Peirsol, 53.45 s (August 21)
previous record of 53.60 s was set in August 1999 by Lenny Krayzelburg
previous record of 3:58.30 was set at 2000 Games by United States team
previous record of 7:55.47 was set in August 1987 by East German team

Weightlifting[edit]

World records (and Olympic records)[edit]

previous record of 207.5 kg was set in November 2002 by Mingjuan Wang
  • Women's under 48 kg (snatch): Turkey's Nurcan Taylan, 97.5 kg (August 14)
previous record of 93.5 kg was set in September 2003 by Zhou Li
previous record of 113.5 kg was set in November 2003 by Batsiushk
record of 325 kg was set at 2000 Games by Nikolai Peshalov
  • Women's 63-69 kg (snatch): China's Liu Chunhong, 122.5 kg (August 19)
previous record of 120.0 kg was set in November 2003 by Liu
  • Women's 63-69 kg (clean and jerk): China's Liu Chunhong, 153.0 kg (August 19)
previous record of 152.5 kg was set in November 2003 by Liu
  • Women's 63-69 kg (total): China's Liu Chunhong, 275.0 kg (August 19)
previous record of 270.0 kg was set in November 2003 by Liu
  • Women's over 75 kg (clean and jerk): China's Tang Gonghong, 182.5 kg (August 21)
previous record of 175.0 kg was set in April 2004 by Tang
  • Women's over 75 kg (total): China's Tang Gonghong, 305.0 kg (August 21)
previous record of 302.5 kg was set in April 2004 by Tang
previous record of 263.0 kg was set in November 2002 by Reza Zadeh

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