World record progression 100 metres breaststroke

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Graphic data for World Record Progression in Men and Women Swimming 50m-100m-200m Long and Short Course Butterfly-Backstroke-Breaststroke-Freestyle

This is a listing of the history of the World Record in the 100 breaststroke swimming event.

The first world record in long course (50 metres) swimming was recognized by the International Swimming Federation (FINA) in 1961, while the women's world record times were officially acknowledged in 1958.[citation needed] In the short course (25 metres) swimming events the world's governing body recognizes world records since 3 March 1991.

Men[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Name Nationality Date Location
1:11.4 Leonid Kolesnikov  Soviet Union May 2, 1961 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:11.1 Chet Jastremski  United States July 2, 1961 Chicago, United States
1:10.8 Gunter Tittes  East Germany July 5, 1961 East Berlin, East Germany
1:10.7 Chet Jastremski  United States July 28, 1961 Tokyo, Japan
1:10.0 Chet Jastremski  United States July 30, 1961 Tokyo, Japan
1:09.5 Chet Jastremski  United States August 3, 1961 Osaka, Japan
1:07.8 Chet Jastremski  United States August 20, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
1:07.5 Chet Jastremski  United States August 20, 1961 Los Angeles, United States
1:07.4 Georgy Prokopenko  Soviet Union March 26, 1964 Baku, Soviet Union
1:06.9 Georgy Prokopenko  Soviet Union September 3, 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:06.7 Vladimir Kosinski  Soviet Union November 8, 1967 Leningrad, Soviet Union
1:06.4 Jose Fiolo  Brazil February 19, 1968 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1:06.2 Nikolai Pankin  Soviet Union April 18, 1968 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:05.8 Nikolai Pankin  Soviet Union April 20, 1969 Magdeburg, East Germany
1:05.68 John Hencken  United States August 29, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:05.13 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan August 29, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:04.94 Nobutaka Taguchi  Japan August 30, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:04.35 John Hencken  United States September 4, 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1:04.02 John Hencken  United States September 4, 1973 Belgrade, Yugoslavia
1:03.88 John Hencken  United States August 31, 1974 Concord, United States
1:03.88 John Hencken  United States July 19, 1976 Montreal, Canada
1:03.62 John Hencken  United States July 19, 1976 Montreal, Canada
1:03.11 John Hencken  United States July 20, 1976 Montreal, Canada
1:02.86 Gerald Mörken  West Germany August 18, 1977 Jönköping, Sweden
1:02.62 Steve Lundquist  United States July 19, 1982 Mission Viejo, United States
1:02.53 Steve Lundquist  United States August 21, 1982 Indianapolis, United States
1:02.34 Steve Lundquist  United States August 6, 1983 Clovis, United States
1:02.28 Steve Lundquist  United States August 17, 1983 Caracas, Venezuela
1:02.13 John Moffet  United States June 25, 1984 Indianapolis, United States
1:01.65 Steve Lundquist  United States July 29, 1984 Los Angeles, United States
1:01.49 Adrian Moorhouse  United Kingdom August 15, 1989 Bonn, West Germany
1:01.49 Adrian Moorhouse  United Kingdom January 25, 1990 Auckland, New Zealand
1:01.49 Adrian Moorhouse  United Kingdom July 26, 1990 London, United Kingdom
1:01.49 Norbert Rózsa  Hungary January 7, 1991 Perth, Australia
1:01.45 Norbert Rózsa  Hungary January 7, 1991 Perth, Australia
1:01.45 Vasili Ivanov  Soviet Union June 11, 1991 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:01.29 Norbert Rózsa  Hungary August 20, 1991 Athens, Greece
1:00.95 Károly Güttler  Hungary August 3, 1993 Sheffield, United Kingdom
1:00.60 Fred Deburghgraeve  Belgium July 20, 1996 Atlanta, United States
1:00.36 Roman Sloudnov  Russia June 15, 2000 Moscow, Russia
1:00.29 Ed Moses  United States March 28, 2001 Austin, United States
1:00.26 Roman Sloudnov  Russia June 28, 2001 Moscow, Russia
59.97 Roman Sloudnov  Russia June 29, 2001 Moscow, Russia
59.94 Roman Sloudnov  Russia July 23, 2001 Fukuoka, Japan
59.78 Kosuke Kitajima  Japan July 21, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
59.30 Brendan Hansen  United States July 8, 2004 Long Beach, United States
59.13 Brendan Hansen  United States August 1, 2006 Irvine, United States
58.91 Kosuke Kitajima  Japan August 11, 2008 Beijing, China
58.58 Brenton Rickard  Australia July 27, 2009 Rome, Italy
58.46 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa July 29, 2012 London, UK

Short course[edit]

Time Name Nationality Date Location
59.30 Dmitry Volkov  Russia Feb 10, 1990 Bonn, Germany
59.07 Phil Rogers  Australia 27 August 1993 Melbourne, Australia
59.02 Frédérik Deburghgraeve  Belgium February 17, 1996 Bastogne, Belgium
58.79 Frédérik Deburghgraeve  Belgium Dec 4, 1998 Texas, USA
58.51 Roman Sloudnov  Russia March 17, 2000 Athens, Greece
58.05 Ed Moses  United States March 24, 2000 Minneapolis, USA
57.66 Ed Moses  United States March 24, 2000 Minneapolis, USA
57.47 Ed Moses  United States January 23, 2002 Stockholm, Sweden
56.88 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa November 9, 2008 Moscow, Russia
55.99 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa August 9, 2009 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
55.61 Cameron van der Burgh  South Africa November 15, 2009 Berlin, Germany

Women[edit]

Long course[edit]

Time Name Nationality Date Location
1:20.3 Karin Beyer  East Germany July 20, 1958 Berlin, East Germany
1:19.6 Karin Beyer  East Germany September 12, 1958 Leipzig, East Germany
1:19.1 Wiltrud Urselmann  West Germany March 12, 1960 Zürich, Switzerland
1:19.0 Ursula Küper  East Germany July 14, 1960 Leipzig, East Germany
1:18.2 Barbara Göbel  East Germany July 1, 1961 Rostock, East Germany
1:17.9 Claudia Kolb  United States July 11, 1964 Los Angeles, United States
1:17.2 Svetlana Babanina  Soviet Union September 3, 1964 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:16.5 Svetlana Babanina  Soviet Union May 11, 1965 Tashkent, Soviet Union
1:15.7 Galina Prozumenshchikova  Soviet Union July 17, 1966 Leningrad, Soviet Union
1:15.6 Catie Ball  United States December 28, 1966 Fort Lauderdale, United States
1:14.8 Catie Ball  United States July 31, 1967 Winnipeg, Canada
1:14.6 Catie Ball  United States August 19, 1967 Philadelphia, United States
1:14.2 Catie Ball  United States August 25, 1968 Los Angeles, United States
1:13.58 Cathy Carr  United States September 2, 1972 Munich, West Germany
1:12.91 Renate Vogel  East Germany August 22, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:12.55 Cristel Justen  West Germany August 23, 1974 Vienna, Austria
1:12.28 Renate Vogel  East Germany September 1, 1974 Concord, United States
1:11.93 Carola Nitschke  East Germany June 2, 1976 Berlin, East Germany
1:11.11 Hannelore Anke  East Germany July 22, 1976 Montreal, Canada
1:10.86 Hannelore Anke  East Germany July 22, 1976 Montreal, Canada
1:10.31 Julia Bogdanova  Soviet Union August 22, 1978 West Berlin, West Germany
1:10.20 Ute Geweniger  East Germany May 26, 1980 Magdeburg, East Germany
1:10.11 Ute Geweniger  East Germany July 24, 1980 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:09.52 Ute Geweniger  East Germany April 9, 1981 Gera, East Germany
1:09.39 Ute Geweniger  East Germany July 2, 1981 Berlin, East Germany
1:08.60 Ute Geweniger  East Germany September 8, 1981 Split, Yugoslavia
1:08.51 Ute Geweniger  East Germany August 25, 1983 Rome, Italy
1:08.29 Sylvia Gerasch  East Germany August 23, 1984 Moscow, Soviet Union
1:08.11 Sylvia Gerasch  East Germany August 21, 1986 Madrid, Spain
1:07.91 Silke Hörner  East Germany August 21, 1987 Strasbourg, France
1:07.69 Samantha Riley  Australia September 9, 1994 Rome, Italy
1:07.46 Penelope Heyns  South Africa March 4, 1996 Durban, South Africa
1:07.02 Penelope Heyns  South Africa July 21, 1996 Atlanta, United States
1:06.99 Penelope Heyns  South Africa July 18, 1999 Los Angeles, United States
1:06.95 Penelope Heyns  South Africa July 18, 1999 Los Angeles, United States
1:06.52 Penelope Heyns  South Africa August 23, 1999 Sydney, Australia
1:06.37 Leisel Jones  Australia July 21, 2003 Barcelona, Spain
1:06.20 Jessica Hardy  United States July 25, 2005 Montreal, Canada
1:05.71 Leisel Jones  Australia February 3, 2006 Melbourne, Australia
1:05.09 Leisel Jones  Australia March 20, 2006 Melbourne, Australia
1:04.84 Rebecca Soni  United States July 27, 2009 Rome, Italy
1:04.45 Jessica Hardy  United States August 7, 2009 Federal Way, Washington
1:04.35 Rūta Meilutytė  Lithuania July 29, 2013 Barcelona, Spain

Short course[edit]

Time Name Nationality Date Location
1:06.58[1] Dai Guohong  China December 4, 1993 Palma de Mallorca, Spain
1:05.70[2] Samantha Riley  Australia December 1, 1995 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1:05.40 Penny Heyns  South Africa September 26, 1999 Durban, South Africa
1:05.29 Emma Igelström  Sweden March 15, 2003 Stockholm, Sweden
1:05.11 Emma Igelström  Sweden March 16, 2003 Stockholm, Sweden
1:05.09 Leisel Jones  Australia November 28, 2003 Melbourne, Australia
1:04.79 Tara Kirk  United States March 18, 2004 Austin, USA
1:04.12 Leisel Jones  Australia August 27, 2006 Hobart, Australia
1:03.86 Leisel Jones  Australia August 28, 2006 Hobart, Australia
1:03.72 Leisel Jones  Australia April 26, 2008 Canberra, Australia
1:03.00 Leisel Jones  Australia November 14, 2009 Berlin, Germany
1:02.70 Rebecca Soni  United States December 19, 2009 Manchester, England
1:02.36 Rūta Meilutytė  Lithuania October 12, 2013 Moscow, Russia
1:02.36[3] Alia Atkinson  Jamaica December 3, 2014 Doha, Qatar

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